Queenswood is committed to promoting and ensuring the safety and well-being of every pupil at the School. All children have the right to feel safe and protected from any form of abuse. The best interests of the child are paramount to enable children to have the best outcome. This policy ensures compliance with all relevant legislation and guidance including: Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2019) (KCSIE); Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) (WTSC) and Prevent legislation (2015).
The School recognises it is part of a wider safeguarding system for children and communicates readily with the multi-agency team to ensure appropriate referrals are made and also to promote excellent partnership working practices. The school acknowledges that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
Key people to contact about any safeguarding concerns at Queenswood:
DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DSL)
Mrs Hillary Mackay, Deputy Head Pupils
01707 602 510
DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEADS (DDSL)
Mrs Violaine Ludwick, Assistant Head Boarding
01707 602 610
Mr Ian Sheldon, Senior Deputy Head
01707 602 614
GOVERNOR WITH SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITY
Dr Oonagh Baker
HERTFORDSHIRE SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN’S PARTNERSHIP (HSCP)
0300 123 4043
HERTFORDSHIRE CONSULTATION HUB
If you have concerns about online safety, you should report this to the School. However, you (adult or pupil) can report your concerns to CEOP, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, by clicking here:
You can visit the CEOP website at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk.