The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Snowdon-Poole. The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Young. They are assisted by Miss Janusewski and Mr Coupland. The governor with responsibility for overseeing the work of the Safeguarding team is Mr. Drake.
If you do have any worries or concerns regarding the welfare of a pupil, please do contact us. We are always available on the playground in the morning or you can make an appointment to see us by calling: 01332 766815.
If you are wishing to report a concern to our designated safeguarding lead out of hours e.g. weekends, evenings, school holidays, please do so via firstname.lastname@example.org
This page aims to share information about St George's approach to safeguarding, along with information on how to promote safety for all of our learners in their activities linked to learning inside and outside of school.
St George's Early Help Offer
From time to time, we all go through situations which are difficult to cope with. We often hear about families who are struggling and are in need of support. This is where our pastoral team are standing by to support our families.
At these times, we need help and advice but finding the right department or agency can be a minefield. The Early Help Offer gives parents a framework for asking for support. Our pastoral team are able to support families by commpleting an Early Help Assessment Form may be to provide/signpost parents and families with services who can help. This may be behaviour support, parenting advice, bereavement counselling, health advice or financial support. The list is not finite.
At St George's, we regularly link up families with such services in order to best support our pupils and their families. If in any doubt, please come and talk to us. We are here for you.
Contact details: Julie Young – Safeguarding and Pastoral lead (01332 766815) email@example.com
What is Early Help?
Our primary aim is to identify needs early and to make sure that appropriate support is put into place. ALL staff recognise their role in ensuring safeguarding practices for all children at all times. We believe that information sharing and timely effective support can ensure that all children and families get a good start in life. Families may need support from a wide range of agencies.
We recognise that other agencies will be able to support families based on their specialised work. Therefore our role is often to signpost families to the resources that will best support their needs. St George’s school understands their responsibilities and as a school we will carry out our duties in ensuring the effectiveness of Early Help Services for pupils in accordance with the requirements of the Children Act 2004 and within the statutory guidance “Working Together 2018”.
In summary, these are to:
Our Early Help Approach
It‘s your choice to take part in the assessment and you can choose who else should be involved. Every person and family is different, but an Early Help Assessment (EHA) will:
What happens after the Early Help Assessment?
With your permission, people from different organisations working with your family will share information and work together to help support you and your children.