We all have a statutory duty to “safeguard and promote the welfare of children”. We take this duty very seriously.
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and it is central to all of our work. We are proud of how we safeguard our children and we prioritise training and development for all staff so all are vigilant and knowledgeable about needs. We talk about safety with our children to ensure they understand the safeguarding issues they face in the community. We want all children and young people to be safe, feel secure, well cared for and able to reach their full potential.
Safeguarding children & pastoral care is seen as a priority at Emmanuel & it is an extremely important part of our core values in which we provide a caring and supportive environment where children can be completely safe.
Anyone who visits our school comments on the calm supportive atmosphere, the respect that our pupils have for each as well as the excellent rapport between adult and pupil. We also put a very high priority on keeping our site safe for all users and work closely with the Local Authority and all its services.
Whilst much appreciating the amazing scope that ICT brings to our learning, we place a high priority on educating our children about the e-safety & focus on this regularly & particularly as part of our Online Safety Day in February each year. We also have an annual workshop led by our Online Safety Subject Leader, Jo Thorpe.
We support our families to access Early Help support when needed. We work closely with the Family Intervention Service (Previously called MAST)
Parents and families can also access information about Early Help Services in Sheffield by clicking on this link: Early Help Information
If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at this education setting or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away.
Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff in this setting. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things which turn out to be small than miss a worrying situation.
However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of the people below immediately. If you are unable to contact them you can ask the school office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.
The people you should talk to at this setting are:
Head of School and Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Jo Thorpe (Head of School)
Executive Headteacher and Additional Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Leyton McHale (Executive Headteacher)
Learning Mentor and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Shelly White
Assistant Head of School and Additional Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Jenni Shepherd
SENDCO: Mrs Amanda Smith
Deputy CEO and Trust Lead for Safeguarding is: Mrs Alison Adair
At Emmanuel we work fully in line with the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Board's policy and procedures documents. Please click on the Link below to find all documents.