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Staying safe in school
Changing schools is a big move and, although it’s a time of uncertainty and, possibly, worry, we want you to feel safe and to know where to go for help if you, or your child, are worried.
We take our in loco parentis responsibility very seriously at Valley Park and want you to feel confident that our safeguarding and welfare measures are robust.
This is regularly reviewed and updated as required.
We have an effective Safeguarding Team, coordinated by Mr Sargent as Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL); our Heads of Year have also undergone enhanced safeguarding training, and all colleagues at Valley Park update their safeguarding knowledge regularly. Whenever there is a change to the Safeguarding Team, the policy will be updated so you have an up to date list of contacts.
If you are ever in the situation where you need to raise a safeguarding concern, the contact details for the safeguarding team are as follows:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):
Mr D Sargent, Senior Assistant Headteacher - Head of Upper School
Deputy Designated Safeguarding leads (DDSL):
Mrs M Hutchinson, Headteacher
Mr A Whatley, Deputy Headteacher
Mr R Blyth, Senior Assistant Headteacher
If a safeguarding concern is raised in school about your child, it will be one of the safeguarding team who contacts you, where appropriate.