At Fitzwaryn School the safeguarding of our pupils is our highest priority.
Fitzwaryn School's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (attached below) provides clear direction to all school stakeholders about expected practice in dealing with safeguarding issues. It makes explicit the school’s commitment to the development of good practice and effective procedures, ensuring that safeguarding concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in a way that supports and protects the needs of the child.
The Fitzwaryn safeguarding team:
Mr Chris Slatter is the Safeguarding Lead at Fitzwaryn.
The full list of Designated Teachers for Safeguarding is: Mr Chris Slatter, Mrs Stephanie Coneboy, Mrs Tracy Gardiner, Mrs Jane Pierce, Mrs Clair Taylor and Mrs Tracey Stratton.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety and well-being of any pupils, please report to one of the Designated Teachers for Safeguarding.
If none are available, please report your concerns to Mrs Jeanne Lapsley (Safeguarding Governor) via the School Office 01235 764504.
If none of the above are available then please report to Jo Lloyd (Local Authority Designated Officer) (01865 810603 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
In the event of an incident occurring outside of school hours
If you believe that a child is in immediate danger or at risk of harm, a referral should be made to the
MASH (0345 050 7666) and/or the Police (101/999) immediately
Staying Safe Online
At Fitzwaryn we are committed to ensuring our pupils are safe in school and online.
Whilst many Internet Service Providers offer filtering systems to help you safeguard your child at home, it remains surprisingly easy for children to access inappropriate material including unsuitable texts, images and films. Parents/guardians are advised to set the security levels within Internet Browsers with this in mind.
Locating the device to access the Internet in a family area will enable you to supervise children as they use the Internet. However, don’t deny your child the opportunity to learn from the wide variety of material and games available on the Internet. Instead, set some simple rules for keeping them safe and make sure they understand the importance of these rules.
Cyberbullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets. Social networking sites, messaging apps, gaming sites and chat rooms such as Facebook, Xbox Live, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and other chat rooms can be great fun and a positive experience, but they can be used as platforms to upset and bully individuals. (Please see the Cyberbullying guidance at the bottom of the page.)
Pupils are regularly accessing multiple platforms - click on the links to find information about privacy settings, blocking users and reporting procedures on these different platforms.
- Support for children:
- Childline for free and confidential advice
- UK Safer Internet Centre to report and remove harmful online content
- CEOP for advice on making a report about online abuse
Click on the link for the latest advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from harm.
EAL (English as an additional language)
Please click in the link below to find resources aimed at supporting pupils online in a wide range of languages.
What is an Early Help Assessment?
The Early Help Assessment is a way of working with children and young people. It involves listening to you and your child to find out your child’s needs, and what is working well in your child’s life. An action plan, agreed with you and your child, is also put in place to make sure your child gets the right sort of help. The Early Help Assessment is voluntary – you and your child can choose to be involved.
How will The Early Help Assessment help my family?
The Early Help Assessment exists to help you support your child. It can lead to a quick solution or help to identify extra support if needed. The Early Help Assessment will ensure that everyone involved with your child – such as teachers and health visitors – works together to support your child. The Early Help Assessment will help your child receive the right support at an early stage before their needs increase which can be much more difficult to help you with. As The Early Help Assessment is a shared assessment, you and your child will not have to repeat the same story to different workers.
When is The Early Help Assessment used?
The Early Help Assessment can be used if you or someone who works with your child would like your child to receive extra support. It will help to identify your child’s additional needs, and other workers required to support your family.
Please see contact details for LCSS at the bottom of the page.