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Safeguarding/Pastoral

Ifield Community College is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare and safety of all students. We want to make sure all our students are safe in school, at home, on line and in the community. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school. Our staff play an important role, working together with parents and carers, to ensure that our students are safe and secure and to promote their personal safety and wellbeing.

The Designated member of staff (DMS) is Kevin Laundon, AHT Behaviour and Safety. Sonia Victor, SENCo and the Progress Leaders are also trained in Child Protection. All staff undertake relevant safeguarding training when they start at the school and receive updates as appropriate. The training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by the DMS. (Safeguarding Team)

Ifield Community College has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes. All our staff have received Prevent training.

All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Child Protection Officers’ in school in compliance with the HM ‘sharing of information’ guidance March 2015. Staff are required to report any causes of concern to the school safeguarding team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up appropriately.

To promote a safe environment for students, Ifield Community College employs a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.

If you have any concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff at Ifield Community College please contact the Designated Safeguarding Member of staff(DMS) who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

Keeping children safe in education 2016

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/550511/Keeping_children_safe_in_education.pdf

Working together in to safeguard children

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/419595/Working_Together_to_Safeguard_Children.pdf

CEOP

At the foot of our website is a CEOP Report button. This button has been added for your protection if you wish to report any issues or concerns with online bullying or any other online safety issues. The link guidance on keeping children safe in education is below.

The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.