Safeguarding

Safeguarding pupils at Platanos College

We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by, or invited to deliver services at, Platanos College.

We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.

Platanos College has a rigorous safeguarding system in place to protect the welfare of its pupils. Our approachable Pastoral Managers and Designated Senior Personnel, working closely with Form Tutors and teachers on a daily basis, are always on hand to address any concerns.

There are various committees run by staff and pupils to safeguard the welfare of all young people. These include the Anti-Bullying Committee and the E-Safety Committee. The school also has a dedicated anti-bullying email system and telephone line, which means that issues can be resolved swiftly and in confidence.

Platanos College is also a School Champion in anti-homophobic bullying working in partnership with the charity Stonewall.

 

Safeguarding Policy

Please click here for our Safeguarding Policy.

Please click here for other related policies.

 

Visitors to Platanos College

  • All visitors must report to the reception desk on arrival and sign in and out (with arrival and departure times recorded) in the visitors' book.
  • All visitors must wear a visitor's badge at all times whilst on site.
  • All visitors must be accompanied by a member of staff at all times whilst on site.
  • The reception desk will verify the ID of all visitors and confirm the visit with the relevant staff member.

 

Designated Senior Person for Child Protection: 

All child protection concerns are reported to: 

Ms T. Williams

Email: safeguarding@platanoscollege.com

 

Anti-bullying contact email (for parents/carers/pupils):

abc@platanoscollege.com

 

General concerns and complaints from parents/carers can be registered by email at:

complaints@platanoscollege.com

Formal complaints will follow our Concerns and Complaints Policy found under the 'School Policies' section of our website.

 

E-Safety: information for parents and carers

E-Safety is the safe use of electronic systems and concerns protecting young people from abuse in the digital world and ensuring that they feel safe whilst using such systems. 

General information for parents and carers on safeguarding and child protection can be found at http://ceop.police.uk/.

Parents and carers can find advice and useful information on E-Safety at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/.

Pupils may find useful E-Safety information at http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_16/.

E-Safety Seminars

We deliver regular e-Safety seminars at the school for parents and carers and forthcoming seminars will be publicised here on our website and through the post.

A copy of some of the e-Safety information we provide during our seminars can be found here:

'E-Safety and living with technology' (pdf).

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils so that they can learn in an enjoyable and safe environment.