The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Safeguarding Information

3rd October 2017
Dear Parents and Carers
As part of our safeguarding and child protection work with the school community, I am writing with three purposes:
 To introduce the safeguarding team to new parents and remind all parents and carers how we can be contacted.
 To remind you of material we have previously sent to you and to tell you how to access it.
 To ask you if you have any areas that you would like information on.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people is related to, but distinct from, the general pastoral functions of the school for which we have form tutors, Directors of Learning and Directors of Intervention. It covers the following key areas:
 Protecting children from maltreatment
 Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
 Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
 Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Our school has four Designated Members of Staff for Safeguarding of whom I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead:
 Mr K Green (Assistant Headteacher)
 Mrs A White (Safeguarding Officer)
 Rev C Millwood (Headteacher)
 Mrs S Whelan (Director of Learning Yr 7)

Should you feel a child or young person is at risk we can be contacted via the Holy Trinity School switchboard.

As part of our ongoing service to the school community, we have previously sent out advice to parents on the following topics:
 Child mental health awareness
 Children worried about terrorism
 Child sexual exploitation
 Keeping your child safe online
 Mobile phone safety
 Protecting your child at sports clubs
 Online safety

If you missed any of these advice papers or are new to the school, you can access them on the website by following the following link: http://holytrinitycrawley.greenschoolsonline.co.uk/S-S-Safety-At-School-Safeguarding-Parent-Informati/

Finally, we have devised a provisional programme of advice sheets for this year, comprising of:
 Sex education & related issues
 Faith abuse
 Christmas safety
 Mental health and suicide prevention
 Safer internet
 Self-harm
 Hate crime
 Anti-bullying including homophobic and transphobic bullying
 Mental health
 Summer safety

If you have a burning safeguarding topic that we have not covered, please let us know at
safeguarding@holytrinitycrawley.org.uk and we will consider if we should include it or if we can guide you to the information you require.
Yours sincerely
Kevin Green - Assistant Headteacher (Community)