Child Protection Statement

Our core safeguarding principles are:

  • The school’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance
  • Safer children make more successful learners
  • Policies will be reviewed at least annually unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an interim review.
"There are very effective procedures for safeguarding children on both sites. Leaders, including governors, have ensured that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Robust checks on staff are carried out before they take up a post, to check that they are suitable to work with children. Staff attend regular training to keep their knowledge up to date. Some staff members are taught to deliver safeguarding training to others. Leaders ensure that any concerns are followed up rigorously and record-keeping is exemplary. A culture of vigilance permeates every aspect of the school."
Ofsted 2018

The Child protection policy along with other school documents (including, Safer Recruitment, Staff Handbook, Managing Allegations Against Staff policy, Behaviour Policy, Intimate Care Policy, Whistleblowing Policy and Acceptable Internet Use Policy) ensures safeguarding procedures are followed at Slated Row School.

The Child protection policy is available in the policies sections on the school website.

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff and governors  and are consistent with those of the Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children ‘s Board (MKSCB). MKSCB works partnership with schools including Slated Row to promote the welfare of children and young people, and to ensure they are safe from harm.

As part of our work we will receive information from partner agencies, such as the police and social care.  In the interest of the child or young person, this information will only occur to help us protect and promote the welfare of your son or daughter.  When there is any sharing of information, we will discuss this with you to enable a partnership approach.


Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Dorrie Mutch


Designated Safeguarding Deputies:

Zoe Baines

Jonny Austin

Luke Colvin

Shelley Hadden


Designated Safeguarding for Primary School:

Luke Colvin


Designated Safeguarding for Key Stage 3:

Shelley Hadden


Designated Safeguarding for Key Stage 4 and Post 16

Dorrie Mutch