We aim to establish and maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. We regularly evaluate our approaches to safeguarding and staff receive training every half term on both local and national issues. Our full policy is available here.
The school has a team of staff who are all trained to the same level of Designated Safeguarding Leads, as well as a safeguarding governor responsible for monitoring provision. You can see who they are below.
- The named Designated Safeguarding Lead for Chesterton Community College is Colleen Lehane, Deputy Headteacher, who has oversight of all safeguarding at the College.
We work closely with local partners at Children’s Services and in the police.
At Chesterton Community College we take every report of child-on-child abuse seriously and have implemented a process whereby we can ensure that all incidents are acted upon alongside a zero-tolerance approach. All staff are trained to identify, react, and report any incidences of child-on child abuse to the DSLs in school. All incidents are dealt with as both safeguarding and behaviour concerns.
If you would like to report any concerns you have with the welfare or safety of one of our students, please do get in touch by clicking the button below.