Safeguarding and Designated Safeguarding Leads
Our Safeguarding policy has been written in response to the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 guidance. Our policy is reviewed annually however we are continually reviewing our procedures in light of any new guidance and local issues that arise.Every child who joins our school is treated as an individual and we strive to provide an education which not only ensures good academic outcomes but also prepares our youngsters for later life. We are very proud that as well as excellent results at the end of Key Stage 2 our pupils leave us as well rounded individuals with good levels of self-confidence preparing them for the challenges that lie ahead.
It is our aim that all pupils are supported to achieve to their full potential in an environment which is nurturing and supportive. We know that pupils achieve best when they are happy and enjoying their work and the climate in which we work at Castle does just that. We want all of our pupils to thrive and flourish during their time with us. If in later years our pupils look back upon their time with us and reflect that it made a difference to their lives, as a Trust of schools, we will have achieved our goal.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Gareth Nation (Head of School)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are Mrs Jo Knobbs (School) and Helen Rainford (Nursery)
If you have a concern about a child, you may consult the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead or deputy who will be able to look into the matter and decide if action is required to ensure the child's safety and well being. Either can be contacted by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Tel: 01935 822342
If you believe a child may be at immediate risk of harm, you may make a referral to Somerset Children's Social Care on 0300 123 2224.
Statutory guidance from the Dept. of Eduction in their new 2018 document - Keeping Children Safe in Education - and the updated Government guidance to inter-agency working - Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 - set out what schools must do to comply with the law. (these titles are links)
Our Safeguarding policy has been written in response to the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 guidance. Our policy is reviewed annually however we are continually reviewing our procedures in light of any new guidance and local issues that arise.