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Safeguarding

We work hard at Undershaw to create a strong Safeguarding culture. It is vital to the success of the school that every student and member of staff feels safe, knows how, when and in what format to report any concerns they may have, and have confidence that these concerns, however small, will be noted, followed up and monitored.

We have a team of people dedicated

to upholding our stringent Safeguarding practices.

We have the latest policies and guidance

and ensure that each member of the school community is aware of the behaviour necessary from each of us, our processes that enable the school to run safely and effectively, and that everyone understands how to put the guidance into practice.

We have regular Safeguarding audits

to ensure our procedures are up to date and we take pride in the transparency and collaboration that sits at the heart of our relationships with the Local Authorities.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found on the Policies page.

Policies

Our Safeguarding Team

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):
Julie Goodyear, Director of Safeguarding, Welfare and Pastoral Care

 

Deputy DSL Lead:
Nanci Doyle, School Nurse

 

Deputy DSLs:
Sarah Hatherall-Good, Head of Lower School
Katherine Bourne, Family Liaison Officer
Clare Wickens, Job Coach

Prevent Strategy

As part of Undershaw’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we fully endorse the Government’s Prevent Strategy.

Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats for example international terrorism and far right extremism.

The Government’s Prevent Strategy can be found at their website.

Joint Procedures for Sharing Information on Domestic Abuse

The Police via Children’s Services will alert the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Stepping Stones School that a domestic abuse incident has occurred at the home of a child. We will respond to this alert which will be logged and relevant staff will be advised on a need to know basis in order to monitor the child’s welfare. Stepping Stones School will work with all agencies to support individuals who are affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Parent Testimonials

I absolutely have my trust in the leadership team, the wonderful staff and the vision for the school going forward.

Current parent

The emotional support and advice has been wonderful

Year 4 parent

I’m thrilled both my children get to reap the benefits of such a high quality education

Year 4 parent

She’s made friends and really looks forward to coming to school.

Post 16 parent

Our daughter commented to me after her first day that the difference in atmosphere was enormous.

Post 16 parent

Whilst supporting the students with such a fantastic provision, we have certainly felt encouraged as parents too

Year 4 parent

J has felt able to put her trust in the school from her very first day.

Post 16 parent

At all times our family felt supported.

Post 16 parent

E has many years ahead of him at Undershaw and I am excited about the opportunities he is going to get.

Year 4 parent

Eliminating the impossible