The Federation of Church Schools of Shalfleet and Yarmouth



The Safeguarding Senior Leadership team for the Federation are Elizabeth Grainger (DSL), Georgina Westhorpe (DDSL/Inclusion Manager), Heather Eggleton (Inclusion Assistant) and Tracey Castle (Family Services Manager/DDSL). Further safeguarding officers are: Sarah Woodburn (SBM) and Lisa Matthews (Safeguarding Support).

Mrs Caroline Weeks is the Governor responsible for overseeing Safeguarding.

Across the Federation, all staff are trained to Safeguarding level 2, including Prevent and FGM. Some of our teachers have had LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) training and Rob Ellis, an e-learning specialist has provided E Safety training for staff and the parents.

Tracey Castle is the Family Services Manager across both schools; as such, she has a regular slot within the Federation staff meetings to ensure that all staff are aware of the current guidance and training surrounding Safeguarding and consider the children within our care from a Safeguarding perspective. The Safeguarding SLT ensure that all staff training, policies and procedures are understood, current and applied when necessary.

It may be helpful to parents to know that it is a statutory requirement for schools to report any obvious or suspected case of child abuse (where a child may be at risk of harm/have been harmed). This procedure is intended to protect children at risk and schools are encouraged to take the attitude that, where there are grounds for suspicion, it is better to be safe than sorry. This does mean that schools, on occasion, risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case, which, on investigation, proves unfounded. In such circumstances, we hope that parents will appreciate how difficult it is for schools to carry out this delicate responsibility, and would understand that the school was acting the child’s best interests.

Awareness of British Values is raised through our topic planning across the Federation and we have looked to make links to the British Values more explicit.

According to Ofsted, ‘fundamental British values’ are
• democracy
• the rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

However, British Values are also complemented by our school Christian Values of respect, determination and relationships.

Safeguarding Letter to Parents

Safeguarding Bulletin 2

Keeping Parents informed – Safeguarding

Safeguarding Jargon Buster

Safeguarding Quick reference information


Allegations Against Another Child

Allegations of Abuse Against Staff

Anti Bullying Policy

Code of Conduct for Safety

DFE Keeping Children Safe in Education

DFE Working Together to Safeguard Children

Safer Recruitment

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding and Child Protection Flow Chart


Education inspection framework (EIF)
This framework sets out Ofsted’s inspection principles and the main judgements that inspectors make.

Serious Case Review information can be found here on the following two websites;
IOW Children’s safeguarding board – 
Hampshire Children’s safeguarding board –

Neglect Tool Kit –


Private Fostering



Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation

Criminal Exploitation of children and vulnerable adults county lines gu….

The school recognises its duty to protect our students from indoctrination into any form of extreme ideology which may lead to the harm of self or others.  This is particularly important because of the open access to electronic information through the internet.  The school aims to safeguard young people through educating them on the appropriate use of social media and the dangers of downloading and sharing inappropriate material which is illegal under the Counter-Terrorism Act. The school vets all visitors carefully and will take firm action if any individual or group is perceived to be attempting to influence members of our school community, either physically or electronically. Our definition of radical or extreme ideology is ‘a set of ideas which could justify vilification or violence against individuals, groups or self.’  Staff are trained to be vigilant for spotting signs of extremist view and behaviours and to always report anything which may suggest a student is expressing opinions which may cause concern.  Our core mission of diversity permeates all we do. We place a strong emphasis on the common values that all communities share such as self-respect, tolerance and the sanctity of life. We work hard to broaden our students’ experience, to prepare them for life and work in contemporary Britain. We teach them to respect and value the diversity around them as well as understanding how to make safe, well-considered decisions.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need, or disability.

Please click to download out parent information leaflet – Parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy


Protecting children from radicalisation

Prevent guidance

Prevent Link Officer & Youth Offending Team – Newport Police Station

PC Joe Finch – Mobile -7901102391



Internet Safety

Helping parents and teachers keep children safe online.


UK council for child internet safety the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation that protects children both online and offline, where both parents and children can learn more about on-line safety. which is the Hampshire County Council site providing information and resources to help educate people about keeping safe and making responsible choices.


Mental Health

Action for Children –

Help you understand the signs and behaviours that could point to a child or young person needing support to maintain their mental wellbeing.

Young Minds –

Child Bereavement Resource Sheet




NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)


The only national freephone support line, including from mobiles, for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood. This will not show on an itemised bill.


Tel: 0808 800 5000 – Calls are free and lines are open 24/7. The helpline can be accessed for advice or guidance if you are a professional, parent or child worried about any aspects of a child’s welfare. They also offer advice on child trafficking.


Tel: 0800 11 11 – Calls are free and lines are open 24/7 and do not show on an itemised bill.

The Children’s Society
A national charity that works with the country’s most vulnerable children and young people.

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection

Tel: 08700 003344 – A range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child sexual exploitation.

Pace – Parents against child sexual exploitation

Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family. They offer guidance and training to professionals on how child sexual exploitation affects the whole family.

Department of Transport

The Department for Transport’s suite of road safety resources for teachers, pupils and parents.


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