At Chaucer School Every Child Matters.
We all have a statutory duty to safeguard all children and promote their welfare. If you have any concerns about any child or feel that something may be troubling them you should tell a member of the safeguarding team straight away, particularly if you have serious concerns about physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect.
Issues such as a child's appearance, poor personal hygiene, risk taking, lifestyle/behaviours etc should also be reported to a member of the safeguarding team. We would rather have too many small referrals than miss a worrying situation.
If you think a matter is very serious and may be related to a Safeguarding / Child Protection concern you must talk to the safeguarding team immediately.
We strive to ensure all our students meet the Governments Agenda for the Every Child Matters Outcomes and believe passionately that all our students have a right to ;
- Be Healthy
- Stay Safe
- Enjoy and Achieve
- Make a positive contribution
- Achieve Economic Well-Being.
Please be aware that during the weekend and school holiday periods the Safeguarding Team will not be able to respond to emails or telephone queries raised as the school is closed.
However, if you need any advice or support in the meantime there is a wealth of information available on the School’s Website and the Tapton Trust Website about resources and services that may be helpful until you are able to speak with someone.
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or young person during these times please contact the Sheffield Safeguarding Hub on 0114 2734855 (24-hour service). If you think a child or a young person is in immediate danger please call Police on 999 at any time.
If you are a child or young person and are worried or feel unsafe then you can get help from Childline, a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. You can chat online or on the phone, 0800 1111, 24 hours a day.