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Telford Langley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects and staff and volunteers to share this commitment to maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment.

We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school. All Telford and Wrekin schools, including The Telford Langley School, follow the Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Partnership procedures.

If you have any concerns about the safety of a child at The Telford Langley School then please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Preece, Deputy Headteacher.

Mr K Preece

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs L Evans

Director of Inclusion

Mrs S Thomas

Student Support Officer

Mrs J Walters

Student Support Officer

Mrs C Kinsey

Student Support Officer

Mrs M Hayward

Student Support Officer

Miss L Cooper-Abbs

Educational Welfare Officer

 

Mrs K Evison

Student Support Officer

If it is outside of school hours or during school holidays or weekends, then please contact Family Connect, Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm on 01952385385 or after 5 pm, and at weekends on 01952676500 to speak to a Safeguarding Advisor.

The NSPCC website and helpline listed below provides helpful resources and support as does the government publication.

Communication with parents

The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.

curriculum

Child safety issues and child protection will be addressed through the curriculum where appropriate, especially through Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Computing and Online Safety, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

We use a variety of resources and approaches to teach the children how to keep themselves safe, build their resilience and manage risks.

The curriculum includes an emphasis on relationships (relationships and sex education), building confidence and resilience in pupils and in developing preventative strategies to ensure their own protection and that of others. Clear advice and guidance is built into the curriculum to ensure that pupils understand that there is a range of contacts they can turn to for advice and support and that they know where and how to report abuse.