Stanley Park High is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and staff. This means protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Our staff work with parents and carers to ensure that our students are safe, and to promote their personal safety and wellbeing. All adults working in the school have a duty to protect children from harm and abuse, and receive training in safeguarding. Stanley Park High observes the duties imposed on schools under the Education Act 2002 and Children Act 1989, and complies with the provisions of the government guidance “Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015”. Any child welfare issues identified are addressed by our safeguarding team, and acted upon in partnership with families and other agencies where appropriate.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Safeguarding Team are
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Julian Humphreys, Head of World School
Deputy Safeguarding Leads – Mrs Kathy Miller, Inclusions Coordinator and Ms Tracey Corfield, Safeguarding Liaison Officer
Child Protection Governor – Mrs Paula Wells
Deputy Child Protection Governor – Ms Jenny Bhalla
The school’s Child Protection Policy is reviewed annually by the governing body and updated to reflect national and local guidance. This can be found in downloads section of the website under the Parents tab.
Also linked to our safeguarding measures are the following policies which are regularly reviewed:
In school we endeavour to provide the skills required for all of our students to navigate the online world safely. Please see our E Safety Page for further information and our E Safety presentation slideset.
Our E Safety Officer is Mr Paul Stapleton, Head of Performance School.
For the school E Safety policy please click this link:
Our recruitment process complies with Government guidance contained within ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (HM Government, March 2015) and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (DfE, July 2015). All staff, volunteers and governors undergo checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
All staff undertake relevant safeguarding training when they start at the school and receive updates at regular intervals.
Working with parents and carers
We aim to work together with parents and carers to support the safety of our students. If you would like to discuss an issue please follow the communication channels set out on our website here.
What to do if you are concerned that a child may be at risk
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one of the designated safeguarding leads as quickly as possible.
The following organisations may also be helpful for parents and carers: