At Stanchester we are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of the young people in our school, to create a welcoming and safe environment for all who attend.   

We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.  

What is safeguarding? 

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. 

Safeguarding means: 

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment 
  • preventing harm to children’s mental and physical health or development 
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care. 
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes. 

Please be aware that if the school suspects abuse or neglect it may consider referring to Children’s Services.  We follow the procedures of Somerset Safeguarding Childrens Partnership SSCP 

Key Information 

Click here for the Safeguarding and Child protection policy 

A statutory Department of Education document we follow: 

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 

If you are concerned that a child may be at risk or that you are struggling looking after your child, please phone Somerset Direct, 0300 123 2224, who will be able to talk through your concerns with you. 

How to report a concern to our safeguarding team: 

Should you or your child have any concerns about the welfare of any pupil please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team or email via Safe  

Mr Gregg Mockridge - Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Mrs Mary Cranna - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children 

Mrs Abigail Millard - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Our Safeguarding Governor 

Mr Adam Sturt Governor with Safeguarding Responsibilities



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