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Fir Tree School

Fir Tree School

We all have a duty of care towards the children and young people at Fir Tree.  If at any time you have a concern about a child or young person, particularly if you think they may be at risk of abuse or neglect, it is your responsibility to share that concern about the safety or wellbeing of a child -please speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Lindsay Wood, Associate Headteacher, tel. 01635 42149
Deputy Safeguarding Leads
Natasha Purcell - Deputy Headteacher , tel. 01635 42149
Michelle Pearse- SENDCo, tel. 01635 42149
Safeguarding Governor
Mr William Johnson
Trinity School
Love Lane
RG14 2DU
Tel: 01635 510500
This is not an exhaustive list but you may have become concerned as a result of:
  • Observing a physical injury, which you think may have been non-accidental.
  • Observing something in the appearance of a child or young person which suggests they are not being sufficiently well cared for.
  • Observing behaviour that leads you to be concerned about a child or young person.
  • A child or young person telling you that they have been subjected to some form of abuse.
The school has a policy on safeguarding children and young people which you can find, together with the local procedures to be followed by staff, in the school office and via the school website under policies.
If you have concerns regarding the actions of a member of staff you should:
  • Share your concern with the Associate Headteacher, Lindsay Wood or Deputy Headteacher, Natasha Purcell
If you have a concern about the Associate Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher you should share your concern with the Chair of Governors.
Useful Links 
Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership - scp
Link to County Lines Document 1 PDF here
Link to County Lines Document 2 PDF here
Link to CSE Awareness Leaflet

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