Parents/Carers, pupils and professionals who wish to contact the school to raise a safeguarding concern during the closure should do so by contacting the school office and asking to speak with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
If you are unable to, or are calling out of hours, you can contact the MAT Central Safeguarding Team via: SVM_Safeguarding@Stowevalley.com
RELEASES NEW CHILD PROTECTION ADDENDUM – FOR SAFEGUARDING ARRANGMENTS DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC.
Schools across our Multi Academy Trust (MAT) have been working hard to ensure our schools remain open and safe for our most vulnerable children and those returning to school from June 1st.
As part of this work, schools have now released an updated version of the Child Protection Policy: COVID19 addendum. The document outlines how schools are safeguarding children and captures arrangements for responding to safeguarding and child protection concerns in school and at home.
Trust Safeguarding Manager, Louis Donald, has thanked staff across the MAT for their continued commitment to safeguarding children and commended the culture of vigilance in each school.
Louis said: ‘the culture of vigilance in our schools enable staff to effectively safeguarding children in school and at home, every day.’
He went onto say that ‘We are working through a challenging period of our history and it is how children felt during this crisis, not necessarily what they learnt, that they will remember the most. ’
Stowe Valley MAT has offered all staff refresher training around identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns and the impact of adverse experiences on children and young people’s mental health.