Safeguarding Statement

At Stockham School we are fully committed to safeguarding. Please find our Safeguarding Statement detailed below.

At Stockham School we are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our students and enabling them to become:
  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a socially and economically positive contribution to society
We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the member of staff who is trained as 'Designated Child Protection Officer' in school in compliance with the 'sharing of information' guidance.

The following safeguarding measures are in place.

Cause for Concern

All staff are asked to report any causes for concern to the Designated Child Protection Officers using a written proforma. Any concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children 'disclosing' concerns.


All lateness and absences are recorded and monitored by the Pupil Manager. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Referrals to the Designated Child Protection Officer and can be made. Parents and carers will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continue, the school may refer to the Attendance and Engagement Team.

Absence During Term Time

We would encourage parents and carers not to take their children out of school during term time. Every day of your child's education counts. If holidays during term time are necessary, then a request must be put in writing to the Attendance Panel as early as possible and at least 20 working days in advance. In some cases, parents and carers will be asked to discuss the reasons for school holidays.

Support for Families - Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

A CAF is a means for families to access a range of support from a range of agencies other than school. This process is used as a supportive measure. A CAF will be considered when the support of a number of agencies, which may or may not include school, is required to better safeguard the interests of a child.

Need further Information?
Please contact Penny or Sue in the school office (01235 764407) between 7.45am and 4.15pm.