Nether Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
We recognise that this is the responsibility of everyone working and visiting the school and that we all have an important role to play.
We firmly believe that:
- All children have the right to be protected from harm.
- Children need to feel safe and to be safe in our school.
- We can contribute to the prevention of abuse including physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, bullying, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk-taking behaviour.
- Children need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse.
Further details regarding our Safeguarding Policy can be found here:
If you have a concern that any student is being harmed, is at risk of harm or you receive information,you must contact school reception as soon as possible and ask to speak to an available Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
At Nether Stowe School, our Core DSL team is:
Miss D Sullivan, Safeguarding Lead
Mr L Cain, Assistant Head
Mrs S Appleton, Pastoral Head Wall
Mrs J Harrison, Pastoral Head Chase
Miss B Wort, Pastoral Head Beacon
Miss R Fulford, Pastoral Head Trent
Our full safeguarding team is:
If you have concerns out of school hours, contact Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support Service on 0300 111 8007.
If a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away.
Further information on reporting child abuse and how to keep children safe, identifying and preventing abuse and what help is available can also be found on the NSPCC website:
In accordance with statutory guidance all Nether Stowe School Staff receive regular safeguarding training and are fully aware of and are in compliance with the following guidance:
- Working together to Safeguard Children (DfE)
- Keeping Children Safe in Education: statutory guidance for schools and colleagues (DfE)
- The Procedures of Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board,
Nether Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts within the school will require enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance in addition to identification and qualification checks.
Further safeguarding information for parents:
The Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board has a range of advice for parents and carers in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people:
Online safety is a real and major concern for a number of parents and carers and our detailed Online Safety section on the school website may be useful too.