Safeguarding is at the very heart of life at Moreton School. With highly trained designated safeguarding leaders and the entire staff body trained in safeguarding – we are committed to giving the very best advice, support and interventions that are needed to ensure your child is safe in and out of school. Below are some links that may be beneficial to you as parents/carers on keeping your child safe and some useful information.”
Are you having problems or worried about something in your life? Are you worried about a friend or someone you know? If so we can help support you – check the definitions below to see which affects you and click the support logo to go to our contact form. Once you have submitted the form a member of the safeguarding team and trusted staff will be in touch.
“Cyberbullying” is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.
Self harm is the deliberate injury to oneself, typically as a manifestation of a psychological or psychiatric disorder.
Racism is when someone is treated differently or unfairly just because of their race or culture.
Exam stress is a feeling of pressure that many young people feel coming up to exam time. It usually occurs during the revision period before exams and immediately before the exams themselves.
Children who suffer from an anxiety disorder experience fear, nervousness, and shyness, and they start to avoid places and activities
Harassment and Discrimination is any form of unwanted behaviour which could range from unpleasant remarks to physical abuse
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.
Drugs and Alcohol can cause major changes in behaviour and moods and if left unchecked can become extremely addictive and destructive.
Gangs can be groups of young people causing antisocial behaviour in their area or fighting with other gangs from another area
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. Children in exploitative situations and relationships receive something such as gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them.[/
Domestic violence is the abuse of one partner within an intimate or family relationship. It is the repeated, random and habitual use of intimidation to control a partner. The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual.
Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child’s basic needs and is the most common form of child abuse. A child may be left hungry or dirty, without adequate clothing, shelter, supervision, medical or health care. A child may be put in danger or not protected from physical or emotional harm.
All policies related to safeguarding can be found on the School Policies page on the link below.
School Policies Page
Mr Josh Kinsey – Deputy Head Teacher – Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Rachel Deacy – Inclusion Manager – Assistant Designated Child Protection Lead
Mrs Jackie Webb – Head of Year 9 – Deputy Safeguarding Lead