Uplands School

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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 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.

Megan Stratton
Uplands School

Designated Safeguarding Lead

David Stevens
Deputy Head
Uplands School

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Designated Lead for Behaviour, Care and Safety

Sharon Clift
Assistant Head
Head of Sixth Form and Transitions
Uplands School 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kim West
Chair of Governors

Allegations Against the Headteacher

If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact Megan, David, Sharon or Kim 
via the school office on 01793 493910


Important Documents

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Annex

Working together to safeguard children - A Guide

Guidance for safer working practice

Keeping Children Safe in Education -  September 2020 with January 2021 update

Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part One) - September 2020

Department for Education - Working together to safeguard children information page

Regulated Activity in relation to children

Brunel SEN MAT Whistleblowing Policy


 Please follow the links to find out more...

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership (formerly the LSCB)




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