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Keeping Children Safe


How do we keep children safe at Valley Park?

Keeping children safe is the most important thing we do. We want all children in our school to feel happy, safe and be confident in themselves.

In order to support this, we have many dedicated staff who can help you, should you need it. In school we have a dedicated learning mentor team, with specialists working within safeguarding, families and attendance. Alongside this, we provide specialist teaching groups to those children that need it, in our Rowan and Knowledge for Life classes.

We work closely with Sheffield Safeguarding Hub and Children's Social Care who give us specialist advice on ensuring the safety and welfare of all children in school.

If you have concerns about a child you can call Sheffield Safeguarding Hub directly on 01142732855. Lines are open 8.45am - 5.15pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.45am - 4.45pm Fridays. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, you must call 999 and inform the police.

Who is part of our Safeguarding Team?

Mrs Wendy Scott
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Abbey Jo Stacey
Designated Safeguarding Deputy

Mrs Sam Herring
Designated Safeguarding Deputy

Mrs Sarah Bustamante
Designated Safeguarding Deputy 

Mrs Katie Hall
Designated Safeguarding Deputy 

Who can I talk to if I need further support?

Mrs Johnstone is our Headteacher. You can arrange to meet with her about any concerns you have, by appointment via the school office.

Mrs Scott is our Safeguarding Lead. You can talk to her if you have concerns about a child's welfare.

Miss Stacey is our Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Family Mentor. You can talk to her if you have any concerns about a child's welfare, or if you would just like to discuss things that are happening both inside and outside of school which may cause you some concern.

Mrs Herring is our Senior Learning Mentor, and leads on attendance. If you want to talk to someone about your child's attendance, please arrange to speak to her.

Mrs Lock is our E-Safety Co-Ordinator. Speak to her if you want any more information on how to stay safe online, or you have any concerns with regards to children misusing online platforms.