Safeguarding

At Upton St Leonards Church of England Primary School, the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. We are committed to playing a full and active part in the multi-agency response to child protection concerns.

Please find below our Safeguarding Policy:

Safeguarding (Child Protection) Policy

Covid 19 Safeguarding Annex

Early Help

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:

Miss Sarah Daly (Headteacher) – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Melanie Cordall (Pastoral Head of School) – Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Miss Tracey Freeman (SENCo) – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Mr Andy Lewis (Assistant Headteacher) – Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Mrs Katherine Long (Assistant Headteacher) – 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 childrenshelpdesk@gloucestershire.gov.uk. If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child, you must phone the police.

School Vision

Building foundations for a love of life, a love of learning and a love of one another