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Section 157 of the Education Act 2002 places a statutory responsibility on the school to protect and promote the welfare of the children and young people in our care.


Two key pieces of guidance form the framework under which we promote the welfare of children in school as follows:



In these documents, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:


  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.


‘Children’ includes everyone under the age of 18.


We are committed to working closely with parents and carers for the benefit of our pupils. We also work a range of professionals to support our pupils and their families to get the right help at the right time.


If you would like further advice and information please visit the Safeguarding Sheffield Children website.



Please follow this link to access Sheffield Safeguarding policies and procedures https://www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org/sscb/education/policies-procedures


Please be aware that during weekends and school holidays you will not be able to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Designated Safeguarding Deputies. If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or young person during these times, please contact the Sheffield Safeguarding Hub on 0114 2734855 (24 - hour service).


If you think a child or a young person is in immediate danger, please call Police on 999 at any time. If you are a child or young person and are worried or feel unsafe then you can get help from Childline a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. You can chat online or on the phone, 0800 1111, any time.