This page is dedicated to supporting your children with their worries and you as their parents/carers regarding any safeguarding concerns.
'Leaders responsible for safeguarding are meticulous in their record-keeping. They have established a culture of vigilance around safeguarding, and all staff know what to do if they are concerned about a pupil. Staff know pupils well and are alert to any signs they might be at risk of harm. The systems in place for checking adults who come to work at the school are rigorous.' (December 2022)
If you are looking for our school policy on child protection (and related policies), follow this link
If you have any worries or do not feel safe, SPEAK OUT to STAY SAFE.
Always make sure you speak to an adult that you trust. At home this might be mum, dad, nan, grandad, aunty or uncle or even a neighbour. At school this might be your class teacher, teaching assistant, Mrs Green, Miss Reading, Ms Smith or Mr Weightman.
If you find it difficult speaking to an adult then you can also call Child line on 0800 1111 or contact them on https://www.childline.org.uk/
Pupils speak confidently about ways of keeping themselves safe. They learn about these in assembly, computing and personal, social and health education lessons. They know what to do if they are worried about something. (Ofsted, December 2022)
If you need to report concerns about a child that you are worried may be being mistreated or abused then call
0300 123 4043
or visit the website here where you will also find information regarding 'How to spot abuse' and, 'Keeping young people safe online'.
Our 'How we keep ourselves safe at Tudor School' document has everything in one place for you and is hyperlinked to all key school documents and policies. It also introduces you to our safeguarding team here at Tudor, so you know who to contact should you have any worries or concerns. A copy can also be downloaded below.
NSPCC assemblies have also taken place across the school for ALL children (October 2022) to share the message of SPEAK OUT; STAY SAFE. If you would like to know more about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme you can find information on the NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk/speakout or take a look through the additional information leaflet from the NSPCC within the document section at the foot of this page.
Adapted assembly for home use
The NSPCC has also developed an adapted version of their assembly for parents/carers to use at home with their children. This can be found here: www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/safety. With the help of celebrities, the film focuses on how a child can get support if they have any worries or concerns.
To complement the assembly, there are some resources that can be used to enable further discussion whilst doing activities with your children. These are hosted on the NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk/activities.
If you need some support on how to have those 'difficult' conversations regarding appropriate touching, read the NSPCC's guide for parents below.
Tudor school are fully behind and supportive of a Police initiative designed to support children facing domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is a police and education sharing partnership, enabling schools to offer immediate support for children experiencing domestic abuse. The principles of Operation Encompass are very simple and easy to adopt. Within every school a trained Key Adult is appointed – the Key Adult receives information about abusive incidents directly from the police. The Key Adult will be notified prior to the start of the next school day that the police have attended an incident of domestic abuse to which a child has been exposed. This timely knowledge enables a plan for appropriate support to be made for that child so that all interactions, from when the child first arrives at the school gates, are of a positive nature.
To find out more about how this works, visit www.operationencompass.org
Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help by visiting: