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Safeguarding

Safeguarding

St Stephen's is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth, to view the world in a positive way or achieve academically. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • To protect children from being maltreated.
  • To prevent a child facing impairment of their development or physical or mental
    health.
  • To make sure that children are given care in their childhood that’s safe and effective.
  • To take action to ensure children get the best possible outcomes and life chances.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Our designated safegaurding lead is Mr Tim Elcock (Deputy Headteacher)

Deputy safeguarding leads are: Mr Paul Urry (Headteacher), Mrs Mary Fillan (Senior Assistant Headteacher) and Miss Maddison Scarfe