Safeguarding is our key priority at Sandown and underpins all that we do. Our focus is about promoting welfare and keeping children safe. It is a priority for everyone in our school community.
There are different ways we keep children safe. We work to improve the general health and wellbeing of all children. We support disadvantaged children. Another aspect of safeguarding is child protection. This is specific action to identify and protect children.
If you have a child protection concern, speak to a member of our team below on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01424 436983.
Are you concerned about a child?
Acting quickly can make all the difference.
If you think a child might be suffering neglect or abuse, it can be difficult to know what to do. But your action is vital in making sure that child gets the help they need.
If you are concerned about a child in East Sussex call the SPOA (Single Point Of Advice) on 01323 464222. Or you can make a referral (anonymously if you wish) to Single Point of Advice (SPOA).
For serious out of hour concerns that cannot wait until the next day, contact the Emergency Duty Service on 01273 335906 or 01424 724144
You may also find information on the East Sussex County Council Children and Families page.
**If you think the child is in immediate danger, you should call the police.**
Read our Safeguarding policy.
Our safeguarding policy in practice
Our wider curriculum embraces all aspects of safeguarding. In our PSHE Jigsaw curriculum, children learn how their bodies grow and change. They learn about safe relationships and understand who a trusted adult might be.
Online safety is an important aspect of keeping our pupils safe. We teach digital safety to all year groups, educating them on the potential dangers and unsuitable material found online.
At Sandown, pupil welfare is of upmost importance. There are posters of our Welfare Team around the school. Children know they can share their worries or concerns with them or any of the staff. Every class has a Worry Monster, this is where children can leave a note to their teacher, indicating they need to share a worry.
Every year group has a broad curriculum element linking to Staying Safe. In KS1 and the Early Years Foundation Stage we have visits from ‘People Who Help Us’. There are visits from the Fire Service to focus on fire safety in the home and in Key Stage 2 there is Bikeability training.