Ayscoughfee Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
Staff hope that children and parents will feel free to talk about any concerns and will see school as a safe place when there are difficulties.
All adults working with or on behalf of children have a full and active part and responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. There, are however, key people within the school who have specific responsibilities:-
- The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the Headteacher, Mrs Ogden
- The Deputy (DSL) is the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Wright
- The Governor with specific responsibility for Safeguarding is Mrs Whatford
If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Ayscoughfee Hall School, please do not hesitate to contact the DSL or any of the above contacts in their absence. You may also contact a member of the Child Protection Team of the Local Authority. If you know the postal address of the child you should contact the local authority in which they live.
Lincolnshire Local Safeguarding Children’s Board: (01522) 554668
Lincolnshire Customer Service Centre: (01522) 782111
Cambridgeshire Children Social Care: 0345 045 1362
Cambridgeshire Emergency Duty Team (Out of Hours): (01733) 234724.
You may decide to contact the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) on 0808 800 5000.
If you believe a child is in immediate danger then don't delay and call the POLICE on 999.
Ayscoughfee Hall School is an Operation Encompass School, a national scheme which runs jointly between all schools and the police.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to school, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
For further information regarding the scheme click on the Operation Encompass link below.