At Tortworth we are all here to help and listen. If you need to talk to anyone, we have a fully trained safeguarding team.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

  • preventing harm to children’s health or development

  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

 

Safeguarding children, child protection and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

The children at Tortworth participate in workshops with the NSPCC to help them understand how to stay safe from harm and know what to do if they feel unsafe.

The school has a strong safeguarding culture. Pupils feel safe and are happy at school. Ofsted October 2018

Keeping Children Safe in Education

At this school, we abide by the statutory guidance from the Government which sets out what schools must do to keep children safe. Each member of staff is expected to read and agree to the guidance and this forms part of our staff induction process. For the Government’s guidance click here.

Prevent Duty

All staff are aware of the Prevent Duty and have had training in what to do if they have concerns that a child is at risk of radicalisation. This is in line with stator guidance from the Government. A register is held to show that staff have participated in this training. To read the guidance from the Government click here.

Online Safety

Children are taught how to stay safe online as part of our Computing scheme of work. We also recognise Online Safety Day in February and often welcome visitors into school to help children develop strategies to keep themselves safe. Please see our e-safety policy for more information.

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. If in any doubt, speak out.

For urgent safeguarding advice

  • South Gloucestershire Access and Response Team: 01454 866000

  • Out of hours service: 01454 615165

 

If a child is in immediate danger please dial 999 and ask for police assistance

Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss C Bowes
Deputy Safeguarding Lead Miss C Smith
Designated Safeguarding Governor Mrs P Hooper