Safeguarding and Child Protection at Upton Cross
Safeguarding describes the actions taken to promote the welfare and development of children and protect them from harm, abuse or maltreatment. Child Protection is also a part of safeguarding and refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. Safeguarding and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
Staff, Volunteers, Students and Governors at Upton Cross Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. Through our curriculum we teach children to stay safe and happy. We endorse the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and encourage children to share their concerns with a trusted adult. Robust safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at Upton Cross. This means that all concerns are passed through trained designated members of staff responsible for safeguarding and child protection.
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Rashida Khan, Deputy Head Teacher (Kirton Road)
Lead Safeguarding Officer - Amanda Graham (Churston Avenue), Nora Hammond (Kirton Road)
Chair of Governors - Brenda Dalley
Below are a number of policies and useful documents that relate to safeguarding at Upton Cross. If you have any questions about Safeguarding please come and speak to Mrs Khan, Ms Hammond or Ms Graham.