Ifield Community College is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare and safety of all students. We want to make sure all our students are safe in school, at home, on line and in the community. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school. Our staff have an important role, working together with parents and guardians, to ensure that our students are safe and secure and to promote their personal safety and wellbeing.
We have policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes. All our staff have received Prevent training. All staff undertake relevant safeguarding training when they start at the school and receive updates as appropriate. The training is monitored, and comprehensive records are kept by the DMS.
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 Part 1 Information for all school and college staff.
As a part of our commitment to safeguarding students we may share relevant information with other professionals in accordance with the statutory guidance
All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Child Protection Officers’ in school in compliance with the HM ‘sharing of information’ guidance July 2018. Staff are required to report any causes of concern to the school safeguarding team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up appropriately.
ICC is in partnership with Sussex Police working on Operation Encompass, this has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse.
A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Ifield Community College our key adults will be Mr Laundon, Miss Baverstock and Mrs Clarke. We will be able to use the information that has been shared with us, in confidence, to sign post to appropriate help or ensure the relevant pastoral support is available should it be required by a child and /or their family.
We ensure the best support available to our students, and we believe this is extremely beneficial for all those involved.
To promote a safe environment for students, Ifield Community College employs a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.
Reporting Safeguarding Concerns
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children (those under 18) is everyone’s responsibility. This means that you may have a role to play in identifying concerns, no matter how small including the sharing of relevant information.
You can email in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff at Ifield Community College, please contact:
The Deputy Safeguarding Leads Mrs Clarke (Senior Pastoral Manager) & Ms Baverstock (Senior Pastoral Manager) who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
See our useful links for guidance and resources.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Senior Pastoral Manager
|Mrs Clarke||Senior Pastoral Manager|
|Mrs Murphy-Dunn||Assistant Headteacher|
|Miss Wilson||Year 7 Progress Leader|
|Mrs Paddington||Year 7 Pastoral Manager|
|Miss Woodman||Year 8 Progress Leader|
|Ms Butler||Year 8 Pastoral Manager|
|Mr Dale||Year 9 Progress Leader|
|Mrs Ryan||Year 9 Pastoral Manager|
|Ms Hurrell||Year 10 Progress Leader|
|Ms Shaw||Year 10 Pastoral Manager|
|Miss Martin||Year 11 Progress Manager|
|Mrs Healy||Year 11 Pastoral Manager|
|Miss McThredder||Sixth Form Progress Leader|
|Mr Ward||Director of Sixth Form|
|Mrs J Lambert||Sixth Form Pastoral Manager|
The Designated member of staff (DMS) is Mr K Laundon, AHT Behaviour and Safety. The Progress Leaders are also trained in Child Protection.
Click to view If in Doubt DO Information Sheet.
Fire and Safeguarding Guidance for Adults Visiting or Working with us, Fire and Safeguarding Document