Theme of the week is: Mental health benefits of physical activity
Faringdon Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our safeguarding policy provides clear direction to all school stakeholders about the expected practice in dealing with safeguarding issues, ensuring that safeguarding concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in a way that supports and protects the needs of the student.
According to the DfE, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is defined as:
Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children and young people who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility at Faringdon Community College including:
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children and young people and at all times should consider what is the best interest of the child.
Should you have any concerns relating to the safety and welfare of a child at the school you should immediately contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Paul Dipple, or in their absence a member of the Safeguarding Team as listed below:
Paul Dipple, Deputy Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mark Adams, Assistant Headteacher (KS3), Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Neil Jukes, Head of Year 9 , Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Rachael Wheeler, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Lisa Foley, Sixth Form Student Manager, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Other members of the Safeguarding Team;
Lynne Hammond, Trust Safeguarding Lead
Natalie Cocks, Safeguarding Administrator
You can also contact the MASH Team (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on
0345 050 7666
Should you have any concerns in terms of safeguarding relating to the behaviour of a member of staff, you should immediately contact the designated person above. If the allegation concerns these individuals, you should contact the Headteacher. Should you feel your concerns have not been dealt with appropriately by the school or Chair of Governors you should contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 01865 810603.
www.childline.org.uk - Online, on the phone, Anytime.
www.barnardos.org.uk - – Building better futures for vulnerable children across the UK.
www.nspcc.org.uk - Preventing abuse, helping to re-build lives and supporting for families
www.youngminds.org.uk – Supporting you and your mental health