Safeguarding Statement

Scalby School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Gareth Lewis / Maria Garfield, AHT Behaviour and Safety. Other staff trained in child protection are Michael McCluskie, Headteacher, Jackie Haythorne, SEN Manager and the Head of Year team.

Scalby School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes.

To promote a safe environment for students, Scalby School employs a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.

All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities ranging from basic awareness for all, to Level 2 for key staff. Other safeguarding training is attended by relevant staff and governors. The training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by the DSL.

All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Child Protection Officers’ in school in compliance with the HM ‘sharing of information’ guidance March 2015. Staff are required to report any causes of concern to the school safeguarding team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up appropriately.

Student attendance is monitored closely and concerns shared as appropriate with parents/carers, North Yorkshire Prevention Service, Social Care and the school Safeguarding team. Scalby School works effectively with other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.

If you have any serious concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff at Scalby School please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

Scalby School Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Gareth Lewis / Maria Garfield, AHT Behaviour and Safety 01723 362301

Other staff trained in Child Protection:

Deputy DSL: Jackie Haythorne 01723 362301

Head of Year Team: 01723 362301

Year 7    Kath Baggallay

Year 8    Alison Lee

Year 9    Tina Bielby

Year 10  Sue Cammish

Year 11   Andrew Hutton