Marden Vale C of E Academy takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care.
“The welfare of the child is paramount” (the Children Act 1989).
Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (Section 157 for Independent schools) places a statutory responsibility on the governing body to have policies and procedures in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils in the school.
Our first and foremost priority is to keep your child safe and healthy; there are safeguarding notices around our school to remind staff and visitors of our policies and practices with the key message that: “Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, every day”. Under the Ofsted framework, safeguarding is a key indicator of what constitutes a good school.
Worried about a child? If you have concerns about a child please contact:
School - Any member of staff can help but Mrs Emmerson is our Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Southgate and Mrs Scrivens are our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. They can be contacted on 01249 813505.
Wiltshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 0300 4560108.
Emergency Duty Service 08456070888 (5.30pm - 9.00am).
If a child is in immediate danger or left alone, you should contact the police or call an ambulance immediately on 999.
Marden Vale CE Academy is supporting the national campaign organised by the Department for Education to encourage people to report any concern, no matter how small, of child abuse and neglect. If you're worried about a child please contact the Wiltshire Council safeguarding Team on 0300 4560108 to report your concern.