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Safeguarding and Prevent

Commitment to Safeguarding

Keeping children safe is our number one priority. We ensure that the safety and well-being of every child is at the centre of every decision we make. Uplands School staff have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all our young people. All our staff are aware and kept up to date with the child protection procedures. As a setting we are committed to the safeguarding of all of our children.

Uplands School Safeguarding Team

David Stevens - Headteacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Claire Owens - Deputy Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Louise Powell - Assistant Head
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Kirsty Munday - Assistant Head
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Kim West - Chair of Governors Jackie Fieldwick (nee Smith) MBE
CEO of Brunel Academies Trust

If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact David, Claire, Louise, Kirsty via the school office on 01793 493910 or

Safeguarding at Uplands

At Uplands, staff have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all our young people. We have a responsibility to identify where there are child welfare concerns and take action to address them in partnership with other organisations.

Staff at Uplands are aware of the schools protocols around safeguarding in line with school policy, local policy (local safeguarding arrangement) and national policy and guidance.

Staff at Uplands receive mandatory annual safeguarding and Child Protection training and this includes new and supply staff as part of their induction.

Promoting safeguarding and child protection is fundamental at Uplands and students are given numerous opportunities to consider risk situations and explore strategies for keeping safe.

What is safeguarding?

It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

•protecting children from maltreatment

•preventing impairment of children’s health or development

•ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

•taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who works within Uplands School has a responsibility for keeping children and young adults safe.


Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Behaviour Policy

Brunel Whistleblowing Policy

Key Documents

 Keeping Children Safe in Education -  September 2023 

Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part One) - September 2023

Working together to safeguard children - A Guide

Department for Education - Working together to safeguard children information page

Regulated Activity in relation to children

The Prevent Duty

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.  More information about the Prevent Agenda can be found at the following website -

It is vital that staff and parents are aware of the possible danger of extremism and radicalisation of children, predominantly but not solely through online activities. We are committed to supporting parents/carers and pupils to be aware of these dangers.  Staff members have undertaken training in relation to the Counter Terrorism and Security act in order to understand how best to support and protect children against extremism and radicalisation according to Prevent Duty guidelines.  The Prevent Strategy:

  • Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views;
  • Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support; and
  • Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.

Please follow the link to view our Prevent Risk Assessment

Important Contact Details

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership (formerly the LSCB)




Prevent Training

MASH  01793 466903

Emergency Duty Service 01793 436699

LADO 01793 463854

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Mental health issues, including anxiety and depression
Young Minds


Online Safety

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