NeneGate is committed to safeguarding all children and young people.
We believe that all children and young people have an equal right to protection from abuse, regardless of their age, race, religion, ability, gender, language, background or sexual identity and consider their welfare is paramount
We will take every reasonable step to ensure that children and young people are protected. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
We are proud to announce a newly developed "safeguarding Squad". This comprises of several students from 3 key stages who have put themselves forward to help support our students in and outside of school, directing them to a responsible adult and offering support.
They are recognised as safe people to talk to and share concerns with and know that any worries will be passed on to the designated safeguarding team who will take what ever course of action is required.
The safeguarding squad will also be delivering peer support to Key stage 2 regarding "Gaming" and how to stay safe when playing on-line
Although it is still in it's infancy it has been warmly received by all students.
We have successfully had our first whole school safeguarding morning on January 24th 2018.We ran 4 workshops throughout the morning and divided the students into house groups comprising of all key stages
The local Youth Offending police officers came in and delivered a session on knife and gang crime. The students found it very enlightening and it helped them have a greater understanding on how to stay safe and avoid any such involvement on the streets.
We covered online grooming, internet safety and exploitation with the activities differentiated to ensure age appropriate content.
Since having the morning we have completed a student survey on how they felt the morning went. 78% of students who did the survey said that they enjoyed the morning, which is really positive, in fact there wasn't one negative comment just that some enjoyed it more than others.
We are hoping to make this an annual event and will involve more outside agencies next time such as the prison service, social care and police, delivering different topics.
We work very closely with the NSPCC and they work in school with some of our vulnerable students to empower them to keep themselves safe both on line and outside school
The whole school staff have completed the Home Office e-learning training on PREVENT in March 2017.
This training is available to everyone (see link below) and gives an invaluable overview and understanding of prevention against terrorism and radicalisation.
Safeguarding leads within School:
Mrs Ruth O’Sullivan.
Mrs Jane Love.
Miss Joanne Wye.
Chair of Governors:
Mrs Kate Blundell
Designated S.P.O.C for prevention: (single point of contact)