Child Protection & SafeguardingBack
St Bede’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.
We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children, young people and staff at school. Any concerns are passed through to the members of staff who are trained as Designated Safeguarding Leads in school, in compliance with the sharing of information guidance.
The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Adams, Assistant Headteacher. She is supported by a team of other senior staff, heads of year and specific members of the support staff.
If you have any serious concerns about your child, or any other pupil at St Bede’s School, please do not hesitate to contact one of the safeguarding team; they will know who to contact for the best advice and help, and are experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
To contact the safeguarding team at any time during school hours, please go to our Contact form and select 'Report child safety concerns' from the drop down list.
If it is an emergency or you think a child may be in imminent danger, please call 999.
A cause for concern
Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the school safeguarding team either in person or by using ‘CPOMS’ - an electronic recording system. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible as, more often than not, there are completely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’.
All lateness and absences are recorded by our Attendance Officers, Mrs Lukacova (Y7-11) and Mrs White (sixth form). Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the safeguarding team can also be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continue, the school will refer to the local Inclusion Officer.
For more information about attendance - read our attendance page.
Helpful online links to Surrey Services
For further information on our other policies - please click here.