At Fernhill School we take our responsibilities with regard to safeguarding the welfare of young people incredibly seriously. This focus is at the forefront of all our work. All staff are trained in identifying child protection concerns, handling allegations and with understanding the issues around radicalisation and extremism (also called The Prevent Duty), Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), online safety and protection and sexual health and drug awareness. We also respond to local issues as we need to. Our school Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found below. This is reviewed annually during the Autumn Term. Safeguarding concerns should be raised with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Cameron, or our other trained DSLs, Mrs Bennett, Mr Heard and Miss O'Sullivan.
If you are worried you can speak to any member of the school staff. Fernhill's Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Cameron, the other trained DSLs are Mrs Bennett, Mr Heard and Miss O'Sullivan.