At Formby High School safeguarding our students underpins everything we do.
What is safeguarding?
It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
- “the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm – is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.”
Working together to safeguard children (HM Government 2013)
Safeguarding at Formby High School
Our Safeguarding responsibilities do not only involve protecting children from deliberate harm but also underpin everyday aspects of school life, such as protecting general health and safety, providing first aid and meeting the needs of students with medical conditions, ensuring safety on and off site and general security provisions at the school.
Key Safeguarding Contacts
Should you have any Safeguarding concerns please contact the Designated /Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads as follows:
- Mrs K Blanchard – Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs S Taylor – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs G Edey – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Useful Websites and Resources
- Child Sexual Exploitation Free Courses – free online courses for parents from The Virtual College
- ThinkUKnow – online safety guidance
- Educate Against Hate
- Radicalisation and Extremism – A Guide for Parents