‘is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.... it is everyone’s responsibility.....Everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play.’
‘Is part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer significant harm.’
Safeguarding at STFS:
At Sir Thomas Fremantle School, there is a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL), overseen by Mrs Leah Martindale (Senior Assistant Head). The Deputy DSL is Mr Neale Pledger (Headmaster).
Whilst the information you have may not require a Child Protection referral to the MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub), it will help your DSLs to make an informed decision about the risk of harm to the child(ren) and how to move forward in order to best protect them.
Multi-Agency Referral Hub (MASH)
Concerns about a staff member
If your concern is about a staff member or volunteer, you should report this to the Headmaster immediately. The Headmaster will inform the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).