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At Forest Park School, we regard the safeguarding of all pupils as our main priority.


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Safeguarding is at the centre of our practice and policies.

Right to be happy and safe.

We believe that all pupils have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn and work in partnership with all members of the school community to protect our children from harm. It is the responsibility of everyone who comes into contact with children to keep them safe

Safeguarding is at the centre of our practice and policies.

We will ensure that:

  • All pupils, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender identity, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual orientation have the right to be safe and protected from harm.

  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

  • All staff and volunteers at Forest Park School have a responsibility to report any concerns to the designated leads for safeguarding.

Safeguarding Team

Members of Staff Responsible for Safeguarding.

Mr C Knox

Safeguarding Governor

Miss J Reynolds

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J Gray

Designated Safeguarding Lead


What can we offer?

Every young person deserves the opportunity to reach their potential.

SEND Audit

SEND Audit and review service. Teeacher Training. Working with trusts to improve mainstream provision for SEND.


Year 4, 5, 6 provision. Pre EHCP? Working through diagnosis and application, supporting children and families.

Secondary SEND

11-16 Secondary SEND. ASD, CL primary need. Wrap around therapeutic support and extended school offer.

Vocational Pathway

Post 16 provison for EHCP Vocational pathway Apprenticeships for SEND.

Educational Testing

Educational testing and reporting service. First stage EP reporting. Dyslexia and dyscalculia testing. Thrive, OT, Pyschotherapy, counselling, Family support.


We have an obligation to collect necessary information from parents and carers in advance of a pupil being admitted to school including:

Information Sharing

  • Emergency contact numbers;

  • The child’s special dietary requirements;

  • The child’s special health requirements;

  • Information about who has the legal contact with the child and parental responsibility for the child.

Written parental permission is requested, at the time of the child’s admission to the provision, to the seeking of any necessary emergency medical advice or treatment in the future.


Further Information

Please find our external agencies and the reviewing on policies below...

Links with External Agencies

Our first concern must be the well-being of the pupil. There may be some occasions where we liaise with other agencies before we contact parents. The procedures we follow have been laid down in accordance with the Local Authority Child Protection Procedures. Other agencies we work with include the school nurse, community police, health practitioners, social services, behaviour support, CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), educational psychologists etc. and specialists who support pupils with specific needs. Please request our complaints policy if you have any comments or complaints about our safeguarding procedures.

Review of Policy and Practice

Our policies and practice are reviewed at least annually to incorporate the latest statutory guidance and Department of Education information.

In the Classroom

Our Values

Trust. Resilience. Engagement. Enjoyment. Success.

Our Values






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Areas of Safeguarding

Our safeguarding policies cover all areas of school life and include:

Staff & Visitors

We ask all staff and visitors to sign in and identification tags are issued for staff and visitors to wear whilst they are in school. It is our responsibility to ensure that everyone is vetted, informed and trained. Staff are trained in child protection issues and they are aware of the procedures to follow. Staff are encouraged to be vigilant in order to maintain the safety of our pupils. All staff and volunteers are given a copy of the relevant documentation outlining safeguarding procedures at Forest Park School. They are also referred to the document ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023'.

Safer Recruitment

We follow strict procedures to ensure pupils are safe. On-going checks and ‘whistle-blowing’ are in line with current policy.

Children’s Behaviour

We promote safe and happy behaviours and lifestyles. This is embedded in our curriculum.

Parents & Carers

We encourage collaboration and support families, our Parent liaison lead is TBC.


We keep children safe in our environment and ensure it is fit for purpose, our site manager is TBC.


We provide positive learning experiences and we teach children how to keep themselves safe. Our curriculum is enhanced by visits and visitors e.g. community police, road safety team, Hitachi Rail Safety Team.


We work with a number of professionals to ensure that children are knowledgeable about dangers online and how to protect themselves, our E-safety Lead teacher is TBC. All of our students have e safety training every year and we offer a free course to all parents and carers.

Outside School

We work in collaboration with others to ensure that children work in safe environments and participate in safe activities when out of school, our Educational Visits Co-ordinator is Linda Outhwaite.

Staff are able to respond appropriately to any:

All staff have an up-to-date understanding of safeguarding children issues and are able to implement the safeguarding policy and procedures (see School Policies).

· Significant changes in a pupil’s behaviour;

· Deterioration in general well-being;

· Unexplained marks, bruising or signs of possible abuse;

· Signs of neglect;

· Comments pupils make which may give cause for concern;

All staff are aware of the need to maintain privacy and confidentiality.

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