Keeping our children safe
This page provides the documents and information we have been asked to provide for parents by the Department for Education. You can use this page to download key school policies and other important materials. The school are happy to provide a hard copy of any information on this website free of charge. Should you require translations or explanations of any of these documents we will endeavour to offer this service. Please feel free to Contact Us.
Our Child Protection Governor is: Mrs J Shields
Our Designated Teacher for safeguarding is Mrs Shires, who is also responsible for children that are looked after, or have chronic or long term medical needs. We also have two Deputy Designated Teachers for Safeguarding - Mrs Purdue and Mrs Golder.
Our SENCO is: Mrs Coles
Silsoe VC Lower School is committed to maintaining the highest standards of child protection, honesty, openness and accountability and as such employs a whistle blowing policy for all employees.
With regard to Educational Visits - Silsoe VC Lower School uses Central Bedfordshire Council 'EVOLVE' online management system and adheres to all policy within for each individual visit.
Our school is signed up to the Relay initiative that runs jointly between Schools, Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedfordshire Police.
Relay focuses on early notification to schools of any reported domestic abuse incidents that occur which might have a significant impact on a child in school.
The information will be passed to our safeguarding lead in confidence so that we can support those children immediately following an incident if needed.
A designated Relay Support Officer will be available to the school and to parents and carers to build relationships and offer support and advice to those who feel they would benefit from information around domestic abuse.
For support relating to any safeguarding concerns you have you may also wish to contact MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 0300 300 8585 during working hours or on 0300 300 8123 out of hours.
We are very keen to offer the best support to all our pupils and we believe this initiative is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved. School can provide a key link for accessing much needed help and support at this difficult time for both parents and children.
More information can be found on the Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board website.
Click on the link below for your guide to the support and services available for Children & Young People with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) 0-25 years.