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 radicalising 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, rigorously, during the Autumn Term.
If you have a specific concern you wish to raise of a safeguarding nature the senior leader responsible as Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Bennett. Other staff you can also contact are Mrs Cameron or Mr Heard.