Safeguarding and Pastoral care
Queen Eleanor's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, volunteers, committee members and visitors to share this commitment. We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and committee members, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm, and that the child or young person’s welfare is our paramount concern.
The school pays full regard to Department for Education statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2021'. We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult, including volunteers and staff employed by contractors. Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking in-depth interviews and conducting DBS checks.
If you have any Safeguarding concerns out of school hours/out of term then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mrs Joanne Davies - Headteacher (Lead DSL)
Mrs Karen Curtin - Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Naomi Strickland - SENCO - on maternity leave from 6th May 2022
Mrs Rocio Barnes - HSLW (click here to find out more about our HSLW)
Mr Gary Papworth - Class Teacher and Member of Senior Leadership Team
Mrs Alexa Robertson - Local Committee Safeguarding Champion.
For any ongoing concerns about the safety of a child or young person, you can report directly to Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (C-SPA) between 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday on 0300 470 9100. If you need to contact C-SPA out of hours please phone: 01483 517898 to speak to the Emergency Duty team.
If you have a concern regarding someone who works with children, please contact the Head Teacher in the first instance to discuss your concerns. Alternatively, you can contact the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) on 0300 123 1650, or email LADO@surreycc.gov.uk.
For more information regarding help and support for families or services available in the community and online, you can access Family Information Service
Queen Eleanor's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies can be found here.
Trust's Safeguarding Page
The Good Shepherd Trust Safeguarding Statement
The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our employment practices reflect this commitment.
Just a quick reminder of our safeguarding guidelines for parents:
- If parents need to speak with the teacher, please do so between 8:30am and 8.50am or after school.
- If a parent needs to discuss something more in depth, please arrange an appointment.
- All parents visiting the school between 9am and 3:15pm must report to the school office.
- If a parent is collecting or bringing a child into school during the school day they should immediately report to the school office to sign the child in or out. Children should not be collected or returned directly to the class.
- Parents must supervise their children at the end of the school day. No school equipment is to be used.
- Any parent coming into school during the school day should sign in at the office and an identification badge must be worn. Guidelines for all parent helpers are available.
- Please ensure your child knows how they are getting home from school and reinforce to your child that they should back into school if they cannot find who is collecting them.
The Trust takes its safeguarding responsibilities seriously and is clear that everyone is responsible for keeping all children safe from harm or abuse. The best interests of the child are placed firmly at the centre of all that we do.
Half-termly DSL network meetings are supplemented with high quality CPD for staff and local committee members throughout the year, alongside access to additional online training through Educare. All Trust schools and the Trust DSL, use CPOMS to record and monitor any concerns about children. Schools are also provided with relevant template policies and training materials to localise, where applicable.
Who to talk to…..
For Young People:
Children can talk in confidence on either;
• NSPCC www.there4me.com where they can talk to an NSPCC adviser online
• Childline on 0800 1111 – will not be listed on the telephone bill
Samaritans provide confidential emotional support for people, if you are worried, feel upset or confused and just want to talk. You can:
• Phone on 08457 90 90 90
The NSPCC has just released a set of videos and guides for parents dealing with the issue of Nude Selfie taking. The link to this resource is included below.
Please be aware that the materials here are created for a range of audiences and may not be appropriate for all children at QE.
NSPCC Sexual Abuse Helpline - 0800 136 663
The NSPCC have launched a new helpline to offer support and advice to children and adults who are victims of sexual abuse in schools. The Report Abuse in Education helpline can be reached on 0800 136 663, on Monday to Friday 8am - 10pm, or 9am - 6pm at weekends. It can also be contacted by email at email@example.com
This includes how to contact the police and report crimes, if they wish to, while parents and professionals can also get in touch.
More information can be found by clicking this link: NSPCC Sexual Abuse Helpline
Here are public links to places where you can look at some of the videos that were shown.
Just a word of caution, some are from the CEOP area on YouTube but some are public areas where somebody has posted a copy, therefore comments posted by individuals may not be controlled. Some of them are aimed for older pupils.
Where’s Klaus ?
( aimed at age 8 – 10 )
(aimed at age 11–16 )
Think Before you post
… and a follow on.
Cyber bullying (aimed at 11-16 year olds)
Grooming (aimed at 11-16 year olds)
One focused on a girl victim
and one with a boy victim
CEOP YouTube site