Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

The Child Protection Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Papaglimis

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads - Mrs Holt

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Padmore

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Horton

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ms Mills

Child Protection Officer - Miss Thackray

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The Safeguarding Alliance

At Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, our safeguarding practices are constantly under review to ensure we remain at the forefront of provision. As a school we are a member of the Safeguarding Alliance and share their commitment to drive forward safeguarding excellence. For more details of the Safeguarding Alliance please click here.