Safeguarding and Keeping Your Child Safe
At Orchard Manor School, safeguarding is our priority and underpins everything we do.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such we work hard to maintain a culture in which staff, pupils, parents and governors feel able to articulate concerns comfortably; safe in the knowledge that effective, appropriate action will be taken.
When there are concerns about a child’s welfare, we will need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that doing this would be detrimental to the child's welfare.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our commitment to safeguarding, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed via the link to the right.
The Direct Line to our Safeguarding Office is 01626 895973
Between Friday 28 - Monday 31 July we will be undertaking some IT improvements.
The email for the Safeguarding Office will not be available.
In the mean time, if you have any urgent safeguarding issues please call 07915 250373
The email for our Safeguarding Office thereafter is firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Safeguarding Team:
Designated Safeguarding Lead and Head of Residential: Esther Craddock
Tel: 01626 862363 x 128 Upper Campus
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Rachel Addison
Tel: 01626 862363 extension 22
The Governor with Responsibility for Safeguarding: Gavin Garman
Our Level 3 Safeguarding Officers
Assistant Headteacher (SEN)
PHSE Lead / Teacher
Safeguarding at Orchard Manor School is extremely important and it is everyone’s business; It’s up to all of us to keep children and young people safe. Whilst you are on site, we ask you that should you hear, see or read anything which troubles you about a child, do not ignore it, but report your concerns to a member of staff or one of the Designated Safeguarding Officers for Orchard Manor School.
If you have any concerns at any time, speak to any member of staff and never be worried about reporting your concern - ask yourself:
“Would this be good enough for my child?”
If your answer is: “No!”
Then it’s not good enough for the children and young people here!