At Marriotts, our provision for Safeguarding is of the utmost importance to ensure we maintain an ethos and culture where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened and responded to when they have a worry or concern. All members of staff know what actions to take to protect a child, and know how to respond should they have concerns regarding a child. They are Prevent trained and vigilant for the signs of extremism. The schools safeguarding procedures are robust and highly effective, linking with other professionals as needed to best support a child in need. Early intervention is seen as key. Please see below for further details regarding safeguarding at Marriotts.
The school Safeguarding Policy can be found here
The school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is Lesley Tether
In addition the school employs a family support worker who provides help and support to some of our most vulnerable families and works closely with other support workers such as social workers.
All pupils are taught how to stay safe online as well as learning about the dangers of cyber-bullying and sexting. Safeguarding advice is also contextual and pupils are educated about the full range of potential risks they might face, including dangers in the wider community. This includes a knowledge of the dark web, county lines and knife crime; as well as child sexual and crime exploitation, drug use and Relationship and Sex Education, including healthy relationships and consent. It’s important that our students are well informed so that they are able to make good choices and spot the signs to keep themselves safe. The school uses key speakers and outside agencies & organisations to support their understanding of Keeping Safe. For example we have had talks and presentations from the following: Freedom From Abuse, Chelsea’s Choice, Break The Chain, One Chance, Beauty or the Beast, Caught for Court.