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Safeguarding and Child Protection

School Commitment

St. Edward’s Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its studentsEach student’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse.  We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way.  Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging.  We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others.  We will always take a considered and sensitive approach to enable us to support all of our students.

Everyone working in or for our school shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

Staff who work with children, especially those who have regular daily contact, have a duty to help protect children from abuse. They must know how to recognise possible abuse and they should be familiar with the process of recording information on the school’s Child Protection Referral Form.

The School's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be accessed from the 'School Policies' page of the website.

At St. Edward’s Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School we work extremely hard to ensure all our students are safeguarded and that their families are supported.

We work with many agencies to provide the best possible care for our students and we train all our staff to be aware of and are sensitive to child protection issues.  If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child please talk to any teacher or you can speak directly to a member of the School’s safeguarding team.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs Adamson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs Bruce-Carter
Miss Wright
Ms Hopkins

Sometimes it is easier for pupils to report a concern by email than to talk to someone in person. Please use this email address to contact us if you would prefer to tell us via email. This email address can also be used for emergency safeguarding concerns out of hours and during school holidays: safeguarding@sterf.org.uk. Please only use this for safeguarding concerns, all other queries should go via the school office.