We all have a statutory duty to Safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at this education setting or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with the appropriate member of the safeguarding team straight away.
Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of staff within the school. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters, we would rather you tell us things which turn out to be small, than miss a worrying situation.
However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of Safeguarding Team using the contact details below. If you are unable to contact them you can ask the school office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.
School work with professionals to help families get support that they require. School can refer to a Multi Agency Support Team (MAST) who can work with us to identify what support is required, On some occasions school will need to work with the family to do a Family Common Assessment Framework (FCAF) which gathers information about the whole family.
We support Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board and the academy has adopted the policies and procedures found here.
If you have a safeguarding concern, out of normal school hours, please email us here. You can also contact the Sheffield Safeguarding Hub on (0114) 273 4855.
If you have concerns about safeguarding at Forge Valley, contact Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on (0114) 2734628 or (0114) 273 6239.
Our Chair of Governors (Jane Crawshaw) and governor responsible for safeguarding (Ruth Ward) can be contacted here.
Please email concerns here - In interests of security please do not include child’s name but their initials and form group.