Child Protection & Safeguarding Children
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Lyndsey JeffriesMountfield Heath School has Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures, policy documents and a training programme that incorporates Government and Policy Legislation. Staff are given a copy of the Child Protection Procedures and receive annual training from an outside consultant. Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are offered a copy of the Child Protection policy.
Mountfield Heath School provides policy guidance, which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to appropriate relationships between all staff and the children. At Mountfield Heath School we provide a very caring and professional setting in which the children will be given full emotional support without it being detrimental to their safety and well-being. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.
Mountfield Heath School has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s social care services
We take all complaints seriously. We have a full complaints policy and procedure which is available from the school office or for download below. Initial complaints should be made to the Headteacher, Lyndsey Jeffries via telephone on 01323 914 600 or via email to Office@mountfieldheathschool.co.uk. If the complaint is concerning the Headteacher, please contact Craig Ribbons, Assistant Director – Education on 01204 522667. An appeals process is included in this policy.
We have received 0 complaints this academic year 2018 – 2019