Safeguarding

St Andrew’s is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all students. We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse. We will work with all stakeholders to ensure our students and families are provided with the best quality support and guidance.

If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, or if you have any safeguarding queries, please contact our School Safeguarding Team via safeguarding@sta-worthing.com

You can access our safeguarding policy by clicking here.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Paul Guyan (Deputy Head)

Safeguarding Team:

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Ms Mia Lowney (Head teacher)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mr Matthew Laker (Deputy Head)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Maria Stewart (Senior Assistant Head, SENDCO)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Harriet Goss (Senior Assistant Head)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mr Matthew Carter (Head of Year)           

West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership supports the safeguarding of young people: https://www.westsussexscp.org.uk/

The link below will direct you the section of the WSSCP website which is aimed at Parents and Carers to provide information regarding safeguarding and related matters that may be worrying them: https://www.westsussexscp.org.uk/parents-carers

Useful information for parents:

NSPCC  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/

NSPCC helpline –  0800 136 663

National Online Safety https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

CEOP for Parents/Carers https://parentinfo.org/

Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids

According to the DfE, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;

  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;

  • ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and

  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to all aspects of school life and involves a collective set of measures to ensure every child is kept safe. It includes child protection, health care plans, safer recruitment, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.

Should you have any queries or concerns, please contact us via safeguarding@sta-worthing.com