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Introduction from our Senior Safeguarding Lead

An introduction from our Safeguarding Lead Officer

The role of the Safeguarding Lead Office within the school is to ensure that our pupils feel safe, happy and supported in school. I provide support, help and advice to our pupils, parents and carers around safeguarding matters, to enable our children to be happy, thrive and achieve at school.

I act as a link between the school and our families and any professionals working with them. Any matters discussed are treated with confidence and respect. Now and again all families may experience difficulties which leave them feeling a bit overwhelmed and unable to cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life. I understand that family life can sometimes be challenging and that parents and carers sometimes need someone to talk to, support them and guide them in the right direction to get specialist help and advice.

I have worked with KCC, multi-agency teams and Community Safety Teams for many years. I don’t pretend to know all the answers but can point you in the direction of who can help if the school cannot. As the school Safeguarding officer I want to establish and foster good relationships with parents, carers and the children in our school, as well as professionals who work with them.

I am available to talk with you regarding concerns surrounding you or your children. This could range from children’s behaviour at home, parenting support, a family illness or loss through to parental separation, domestic abuse or risk of harm to a child. I work closely with our staff, statutory and voluntary agencies and childcare professionals to improve the opportunities for our children and their families.

Mr M Turner

Safeguarding Lead Officer.

The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.