Robertsbridge Community College

Safeguarding

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedure

The current version of the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedure was adopted in September 2023 and can be found here. The policy is due for review in September 2024. 

Students can report concerns to any member of staff or through the Wellbeing tab in Class Charts. They are also able to report concerns through their weekly wellbeing check-in via Pulse, where they can reach out to a specific member of staff for help.

Our Safeguarding Team have all completed Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) training through East Sussex County Council, and regularly attend refresher training.

Key contacts

Role

Name

Contact details

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emma Massey, Safeguarding Manager

01580 880360

emassey@robertsbridge.org.uk 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Amber Smith, SENDCo (Acting)

Zak Vice, Headteacher (Acting)

asmith@robertsbridge.org.uk

head@robertsbridge.org.uk 

Designated teacher responsible for CLA

Amber Smith, SENDCo

asmith@robertsbridge.org.uk 

Safeguarding Team

Toni Adams, HLTA

Alison Eggleston, EWO

Jane Eldon, HLTA

Connie Frost, The Peak Adventure

Karla Glynn, Assistant SENDCo

Alex Kingshott, Student Support Leader

Abi Mann, Student Support Leader

Tim Moller, Teen Mentor

Jazzmin Mountain, Student Support Leader

Sheila Robbins, Student Support Leader

Alison Sellens, SEND Facility Manager

Lisa Wilding, Student Support Leader

01580 880360

Nominated governors for safeguarding and child protection

Stephen Long

slong@robertsbridge.org.uk 

Chair of IEB

Stephen Long

slong@robertsbridge.org.uk 

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and Assistant LADO

 

Sam Efde (LADO) and Susan Giles (Assistant LADO)

Consultation via the online portal here

Referrals into Early Help and Social Care

Single Point of Advice

01323 464222 
0-19.SPoA@eastsussex.gov.uk 

Emergency Duty Service – after hours, weekends and public holidays

01273 335906

01273 335905

Online child protection training

Online child protection training can be accessed here.

 Operation 'Encompass' - we are an Operation Encompass School

Operation Encompass is a Police initiative, to inform schools within 24 hours, when there has been an incident of Domestic Violence or Abuse which involves a pupil at the school. 

When the Police attend a DV/A incident, and there are children present, they will identify the children’s schools and then notify the school, via email, that the incident occurred.

The information shared with the school will be limited: no details of the incident, merely that there was an incident and that Police attended.

By informing the school of this, the school can be better equipped to support that child, whether that means additional monitoring and TLC, if they are presenting as upset, or perhaps a more generous interpretation of the behaviour and sanctions policy, if they are presenting with challenging behaviour.

We are an Operation Encompass School. More information about this initiative can be found on their website https://www.operationencompass.org/

OE Child's Voice Poster.pdf

OE Booklet - Continuum of Support.pdf