Safeguarding information for parents and carers
Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School fully recognises its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure effective arrangements within our school to identify, assess and support children who are suffering from harm.
Key school contacts:
- Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Hannah Khan (Deputy Headteacher)
- Deputy DSL: Debbie Gardner (Attendance and Welfare Officer)
- In the absence of both of the above: Andrew Harris (Headteacher)
School staff can be contacted on (01453) 842227 or via email.
Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board
If you are worried or concerned about anyone under 18, who you think is being abused or neglected, contact the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB). They understand:
- that you may only be raising a concern
- that you may be worried how this may impact you
- that you may be worried how this may impact the child you are worried about
The contact numbers are:
- Gloucestershire Children and Families Help Desk: 01452 426565 (Mon – Fri 8am -5pm)
- Gloucestershire Child Protection Unit: 0845 0901234
Other useful contact numbers:
- South Gloucestershire Children and Families Help Desk: (01454) 868700
- NSPCC child protection helpline: 0808 800 5000
For further information about our safeguarding and child protection procedures, you may wish to refer to the following school policies:
- Attendance Policy
- Behaviour and Discipline
- Child Protection
- Complaints procedure
- Intimidating and Aggressive Behaviour
- Racial Harrassment
- Single Equality Scheme
- Sex and Relationships
Internet and mobile phone safety:
Mobile phones and computers are a part of everyday life for many children and young people. Used correctly, they are an exciting source of communication and learning; but used incorrectly or in the wrong hands, they can be threatening and dangerous.
All pupils at KLB have training about internet safety. Mr Coley, Head of ICT and other staff deliver sessions using Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre material (CEOP). For further information, please contact Mr Coley (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also wish to click here to the read a letter from CEOP.