Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding Children.
To ensure we fulfil this responsibility at Melbourn Village College, all professionals are trained to ensure their approach is child-centred; what is in the best interest of the child at all times. No single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns and the sharing of information, on a 'need to know' basis. The Child Protection Team will ensure the information is collated and dealt with appropriately.
The safeguarding team at Melbourn Village College is:
John Barnes – Lead designated person, Assistant Principal (inclusion)
Amanda Bentley – Manager, Student Support Centre
Caroline Deadman – Pastoral Liaison Officer – Mental Health
Emma Tidby – Pastoral Liaison Officer – Attendance
Vinnie French – Cabin Lead
Anna Ghale – SENCO
In an increasingly digital world it’s important that our students, parents and carers feel that their information is protected and safe. This is why we have a robust Data Protection Policy. Read it in the attachment below:
A guide to Online Safety: Sexting and the Law can be downloaded here.
The Breck Foundation is a self-funding charity which raises awareness about ‘playing safe’ while using the internet. www.breckfoundation.org
The following websites also help parents and children understand the risks associated with internet use and are aimed at different age groups.
If you see something on the net which concerns you one click reporting with CEOPS is easy. https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/
You can also contact Childline on 0800 1111.
Everybody is somebody