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The Swallowtail Federation is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children at all times. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment, and training, monitoring and reporting procedures are in place to ensure this commitment is realised.

We aim to provide a safe environment that is conducive to learning. We also aim to identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and take appropriate to keep them safe in school and at home when required.  We have safer recruitment procedures in place, as well as a range of policies and procedures to ensure that your child is safe while at school. 

We will take all appropriate measures to prevent unsuitable people working with the children; promoting safe practice (and challenging unsafe practice); identifying instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, taking appropriate action to keep them safe; and contributing to effective partnerships between all those involved with providing services for children.  We also ensure we take all possible safeguarding steps to ensure all volunteers are suitable as they work in a position of trust in our schools.  They undertake a safeguarding briefing which makes them aware of the importance of their role in keeping children safe.  

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:  Mrs Butcher, Miss Wones, Mrs Sinkins, Miss Blake, and Miss Amis.  We also have a designated Safeguarding Governor who monitors our safeguarding and child protection processes alongside the governing body.  Some of our Governors, our SBM and DSLs are trained in Safer Recruitment practices also.  If you have any questions regarding the safety of a child during term time please contact a Designated Safeguarding Lead via the school office.

If you need assistance outside of school hours, at a weekend or during a school holiday you can contact the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) 24 hours a day. You can do this via their website at: www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/ by telephone: 0808 800 5000, by text: 88858 or by email: help@nspcc.org.uk

If you think a child is in immediate danger do not delay: CALL 999 straight away.

Safeguarding policy



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Online Safety


At our schools, we are keen that children have the opportunity to use the internet and understand how to keep themselves safe while online.  Please have a look at the links below which offer help and advice regarding ways for your child to have fun on the web and stay safe.


E-Safety leaflet for pupils  
Internet policy  
E-safety policy  
Mobile phone leaflet