Safeguarding at Sunfield
There is a strong culture of safeguarding at Sunfield, it is at the heart of all that we do and the responsibility of each member of the Sunfield community. All staff are trained in Safeguarding and receive regular updates in line with current Ruskin Mill Trust Policy and Advice, available by clicking here.
All volunteers and visitors who are on site for extended periods of time have appropriate DBS checks.
Children and young people are carefully supported within Sunfield to enable them to explore safeguarding themes through the 24-hour curriculum.
All safeguarding issues relating to children, young people and staff at Sunfield are reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Please click here for details of our full safeguarding team at Sunfield
All new staff appointed are required to complete an on-line safeguarding course (children and adults), this is followed by further face to face safeguarding training which is delivered by the safeguarding team.
Members of SLT, the Governing Body / Trustees and the HR department have been trained in Safer Recruitment.
In addition to this training, all staff receive a Ruskin Mill Trust Code of Conduct to read, keep and sign to confirm they agree with its content. All staff know they need to report any suspicions, however small, of abuse, neglect or concern to one of the Designated Persons.
If anyone has a concern about the safety or welfare of a child or young person, they have a duty to report this concern. You are able to do this via the safeguarding team or if you are unable you can make a report with Worcestershire Safeguarding Children.
“The principal holds the designated safeguarding lead to account and actions are agreed to keep pupils safe. As a result, all senior leaders are well informed of safeguarding concerns and can supervise each other’s work in this area”Ofsted, 2018
Staff are available Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Fridays from 9.00am to 4.30pm:
Telephone: 01905 822666
For assistance out of office hours (weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays):
Telephone: 01905 768020
For detailed information about Safeguarding in Worcestershire, please look at the Worcestershire Safeguarding Partnership page.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a national charity which works to fight child abuse. Click here to visit the NSPCC website.
If you have concerns about online safety, you should report this to the safeguarding team. However, you (adult or young person) can report your concerns to CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre by visiting the CEOP website at www.thinkuknow.co.uk
“Staff effectively promote pupils’ personal development. Their care for pupils is excellent”Ofsted, 2018