|Update: Sexual misconduct in schools|
Parents and carers may be aware of the current national investigation into sexual misconduct within schools, partly sparked by testimonies given on the ‘Everyone’s Invited’ website.
Please visit www.q1e.co.uk/key-information/safeguarding/ to read more about the actions that we and our trust are taking, in light of this.
If you or your child is worried about anything, please do contact the school. You can speak to our designated safeguarding lead (Ms Hudson) or any member of staff.
You can also contact the dedicated new NSPCC helpline for children who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse at school, and for worried adults who need guidance, on 0800 136 663.
SAFEGUARDING AND PROMOTING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
What Ofsted said about safeguarding at The Alton, at our most recent inspection:
"The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
Leaders have ensured that procedures to promote pupils’ safety and well-being are robust. Staff are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities related to keeping pupils safe. They have an in-depth understanding of the different factors that represent a risk to pupils’ welfare. Consequently, staff are vigilant and report concerns immediately.
The designated safeguarding leads have a thorough knowledge of individual pupils. They work effectively with external agencies to ensure that vulnerable pupils receive appropriate support or protection. Where necessary, leaders are willing to challenge decisions made by other agencies so that pupils and families receive the right level of help and guidance."