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Safeguarding & Child Protection

Sidegate Primary School has a Governing Body whose legal responsibility it is to make sure that the school has an effective safeguarding policy and procedures in place and to monitor that the school complies with them.  The Governing Body should also ensure that the policy is made available to parents and carers if requested (this is under the policies page on the website).  It is also the responsibility of the Governing Body to ensure that all staff and volunteers are properly vetted to make sure they are safe to work with the pupils who attend our school and that the school has procedures for handling allegations of abuse made against members of staff (including the Head Teacher and volunteer helpers).  The Governing Body will ensure that there is a Named Governor and a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who has lead responsibility for dealing with all safeguarding issues in our school. 

The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead and PREVENT Lead is Mrs Sam Hicks (pictured left).  For further information of PREVENT, click on this link to our page under Keeping Your Child Safe.

Mrs Sam Hicks is also the school lead for Suffolk Young Carers.  Further information can be found on their website by clicking on thilink.

The school's Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Karen Wesley..

Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Wendy James, Mr Matthew Ferrier, Mrs Teri Tanner and Mrs Madeline Johnson.

The school's e-safety Leads is Mrs Sam Hicks

If you have a concern regarding the well-being of a child, please contact Mrs Hicks to report it. Alternatively, you may contact Suffolk County Council's Social Services Team "Customer First" on 0808 800 4005. 

Child Protection Team

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e-Safety Policy Jan 2016

Safeguarding Children Policy - Reviewed January 2018

Keeping Children Safe in Education (part one) dated September 2016, sets out the legal duties we must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in our schools.

Keeping Children Safe in Education (part one)

Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism Policy January 2016


Prevent Duty Risk Assessment Statement & Action Plan for Sidegate Primary School December 2015