Our aim is to help pupils and families as early as possible when issues arise. ‘Early Help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years.’ (DfE 2014).
We believe that early interventions for children or families, in many cases, will prevent children from experiencing harm.
Within Gloucestershire the Early Help Partnership is co-ordinated by Families First Plus but all organisations working with children and young people should view themselves as part of the Early Help Partnership.
Please find below our Offer of Early Help along with the single consent form:
Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL/ DDSLs)
All of our staff are trained in child protection and receive regular updates and refresher training. Our Designated Safeguarding Leads have advanced practitioner qualifications.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mrs Sarah Broadbent (Headteacher) – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mr Andy Lewis (Deputy Headteacher - Teaching and Learning Head of School) Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs Hayley Bird (Assistant Headteacher - Pastoral Head of School) Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Miss Tracey Freeman (SENCo) – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Miss Donna Wright (Extended Care Leader) – Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
What do I do if I have a concern about a child?
If you are concerned about the health, safety or wellbeing of a child, please speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Alternatively, you can contact the local authority’s Children and Families Helpdesk on 01452 426565 (during office hours) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child, you must phone the police.