Safeguarding Information for Parents and Carers
Mangotsfield School fully recognises its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We work together with other agencies to ensure we effectively identify, assess and support children who are suffering from harm. Safeguarding our school community is of paramount importance. We ensure that all our staff are aware of, and have the skills to deal with, any child protection or safeguarding concerns. We have robust recruitment procedures and professional development programmes which ensure that all our staff uphold our strong ethos and values. All of our staff receive regular updates as part of their child protection training.
Key School Contacts
The Designated Child Protection Officer is Gareth John, Assistant Headteacher, direct email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are concerned in any way about a child's welfare or safety, you must speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Gareth John.
Our Heads of Year and Student Support Team have also completed advanced level Safeguarding and Child Protection Training.
The staff above can also be reached using the main school number 01454 862700.
South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Board
The school follows the advice issued from the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Board and their site has a range of useful information for parents and carers as well as numbers to contact if you have concerns about the safety and wellbeing of a child.
The following documents give further information regarding safeguarding:
Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021) can be viewed by clicking here
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused (2015) can be viewed by clicking here
The CSET Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy https://www.cset.co.uk/docs/policies/Child_Protection_and_Safeguarding_Policy.pdf
Working together to Safeguard Children (2018)
Fire Evacuation Instructions
On hearing the Fire Alarm – a continuous ringing of the school bell:-
VISITORS – will be escorted to the school playground.
SUPPLY TEACHERS –should make their way to the Playground and report to the Cover Administrator.
Visitors to Mangotsfield School - Child Protection information
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students.
We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.
We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that our students receive effective support, protection and justice.
When you are working in our school we expect you to take care of our students and follow our procedures.
Abuse and neglect can happen to any child at any time. A student may:
Have a bruise, burn or injury that seems suspicious
Show signs of pain and discomfort
May be passive or withdrawn
May be challenging
Seem anxious, fearful or distressed
Provide an unsatisfactory explanation for their injury