Hadleigh High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We firmly believe that all young people have a right to be safe and healthy, and our everyday practices support this principle.
All of our staff are fully trained on a regular basis to identify when a young person may be in need of help. We have clear procedures that we all follow to ensure that any concerns are passed on and dealt with appropriately. In line with government policy, we have rigorous recruitment procedures for all staff. All visitors to the school are made aware of our procedures and are expected to follow them whilst they are on our site or working with our students.
In addition, all of our students are educated about how they can keep themselves safe and the responsibility that the school and its staff have in relation to safeguarding young people. PSHE and Assemblies are the main ways that we communicate these key messages about safeguarding.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Need to Talk
If your child is ever concerned about safety or well-being or about a friend, they should talk to Form Tutors, Assistant Heads of Year or Heads of School.
If you as a parent or guardian wish to raise or discuss any Safeguarding issues or child protection issues or concerns, please contact the following staff at school:
- Mr T Brigden (Assistant Head and Designated Lead for Safeguarding)
- Mrs Nicola Shingleton (Head of School and Deputy Designated lead for Safeguarding
- Mrs Becky Preedy (Named Governor for Safeguarding)
Key contacts within the Local Authority
Customer First (Children's Services): 0808 800 4005
Suffolk Police: 01473 613 500