Reporting a safeguarding concern

If you have a Safeguarding concern, it should be reported to the Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Stephenson. If he is not available it needs to be reported to another trained designated lead. The other Designated Leads are Mrs Ellery and Mrs Pipe.

All staff are trained to identify signs of abuse  and understand what to do if they are concerned about a child. Being a small school  where staff know the children very well we are well placed to identify concerns quickly and act accordingly. 


Our Strategy

All the governors and staff at Nanstallon School share an objective to help keep the children safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for them to learn
  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting

To achieve this objective, we:

  • Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children


As part of Nanstallon School’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties, we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy.

From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.

At Nanstallon School, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. We know that extremism of all kinds can threaten our safety and undermines our way of life. We promote British Values across the curriculum and do not tolerate any form of extremism in our community.


We ensure that everyone who works at the school , both staff and volunteers are properly vetted and checked before they start work. All contractors are also vetted. All recruitment includes a strong element of safeguarding. Senior staff and governors are trained to ensure that we have robust recruitment and checking procedures.


We know that the internet is a potential source of concern for everyone in society and that our young people who are making greater use of it than previous generations are  particularly vulnerable. We take great care in ensuring pupils have filtered internet access that they know how to behave on the internet and they know what to do when they come across something they are concerned by.

Our school curriculum allows us to encourage pupils to identify areas of concern and also to act positively. It enables them to:

  • look after their own safety,
  • develop positive relationships,
  • speak out if they have concerns,
  • identify dangerous situations
  • foster sensible decision making
  • to make safe use of the internet
  • understand and develop healthy lifestyles
Are you worried about a child or a family that you know? If so contact the MARU (The multi agency referral unit). Their contact details are on the leaflet attached.