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Safeguarding

At Slindon College, our first and foremost priority is to keep our pupils safe and healthy.

To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of our robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers. We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens, who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives, whilst making a positive contribution, both socially and economically, to society.

If a member of staff is concerned about the welfare of a child or young person, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) as soon as possible the same day.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of someone who is part of our school community please talk to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Tom Belcher, via email:

safeguarding@slindoncollege.co.uk

For more information please read our Safeguarding policy and Keeping Children Safe in Education document.

DSLs at Slindon College
 

All members of staff have up to date safeguarding training and are aware of all relevant safeguarding policies and documents.

Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mr Tom Belcher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
  • Mrs Theresa Miles 
  • Mr Paul Burbidge
  • Mr Barry McMahon
  • Mrs Terri Draper 
  • Mr Chris Relf 

As Headmaster, Mr Mark Birkbeck takes overall responsibility for the safety and welfare of all pupils and staff in the School. 

Safeguarding Governor
  • Lucinda Davis, LLB (Hons)

E-Safety Information

E-Safety (online safety) in its broadest sense is being safe on the Internet. This includes Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile telephones as well as collaboration tools such as group messaging, and personal publishing or social media sites.

In order for pupils to be safe online they should be taught about the benefits of using technology and provided with safeguards and awareness in order for them to control their online experiences.

If you have any questions about e-Safety at Slindon College, or you have a concern about a member of the school community, then please contact one of the DSLs.

Safeguarding and E-Safety Updates, Bulletins and Useful Information

Useful websites for parents are:

https://swgfl.org.uk/online-safety/10-online-safety-tips/

https://twitter.com/NSPCCLearning

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

https://www.mytutor.co.uk/blog/the-parents-guide-to-teaching-your-teen-online-safety/

These websites are frequently used as part of the curriculum at Slindon College, and provide some very effective age-appropriate material to educate children and young people about the potential risks they are exposed to whilst online. 

The following documents may also be of interest: