We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding all children at Holy Trinity Church School and expect everyone to share this commitment. In line with our safeguarding policy and statutory guidance we have clear procedures in school for responding to any concerns about a child’ s safety or wellbeing. All staff and adults are DBS cleared. We follow procedures set out by the Somerset Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and take into account guidance issued by the DfE in Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2020 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
The Assistant Head Teacher, Miss Claire West, is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. She can be contacted via the school office on 01935 472902 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. During holidays or in an emergency, if you are worried about a child, please call Somerset Direct on 0300 1232224.
Mr Adam Beauford and Mrs Jo Veryard are Deputy Safeguarding leads.
Three senior members of staff have undertaken Home Office PREVENT training and are accredited trainers for the school - Mr Adam Beauford, Mrs Joanne Veryard and Miss Claire West. Prevent awareness is discussed regularly and staff have annual safeguarding refresher training. A leaflet for parents has been sent home to all families and can be downloaded below. Please do contact us if you have any questions or concerns about anything related to this work.
We welcome any support offered by outside agencies and regularly use a range of NSPCC materials to ensure our children all have up to date information to support them.
Mrs Anna Phelps is our Safeguarding Governor and reviews our safeguarding procedures on a termly basis. She can be contacted via the school office. Please see the link to our website's contact page:
Please see the staff and volunteers' code of conduct:
SAFER RECRUITMENT AND VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL
The school is secure during the school day, so all visitors are asked to report to the main entrance. Please be mindful that for everybody’s safety, identification procedures will be carried out; a copy of which are displayed by the office for your information.
All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school. At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.
Staff in school work in partnership with other agencies such as Health Authorities, the FIS (Family Intervention Service)Team, Social Care and the Police.
Link to Keeping Children Safe in Education:
Working Together to Safeguard children:
Children Missing in Education Guidance:
Childline: 0800 1111
South West Child Protection Procedures website:
If you are concerned about a child's welfare or worried they are being abused please contact one of the safeguarding team in school. Alternatively you can make direct contact with the Local Authority via the link below.
GET SET (Children's centre, Oaklands) 01935 848942
Children's Social Care 0300 123 2224
Please see our contact us page for school contact details.
Click the link below for more information on PREVENT
Other useful Websites: