The safety and well being of our students is our primary concern.

If you are in any way concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please refer to the school’s Safeguarding Policy which details contact numbers for school staff and Staffordshire Safeguarding Team to access assistance.

The school takes the welfare and safety of students very seriously, working hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. We strive to make sure that every student feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.

We understand and are committed to the vital contribution that all Governors, staff, parents and students can make to safeguarding children. Our curriculum is designed to create awareness in students of safeguarding issues and how to deal with them. Training of all staff in identifying, reporting procedures and dealing with such issues is regular and thorough.

We will continue to ensure that all our staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.

Our procedures comply with the letter and the spirit of guidance, regulation and best practice.

Our Safeguarding Policy which contains further details can be found on the link below. This includes contacts and links for school staff plus:

Child Expolitation & Online Protection

Radicalisation, extremism and hate

Ounsdale Safeguarding Policy 2016-17

Whistleblowing procedures for staff including the NSPCC whistleblowing helpline is: 0800 028 0285

E mail contacts are available below but if you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please make immediate contact by telephone and be sure to clear that there may be a safeguarding issue.

If you believe that a child is in imminent danger please contact the police. Dial 999.