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At SuMS, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our young people. Everyone who is part of the SuMS community is expected to share this commitment; students, staff, parents/carers and governors.

We expect all staff members to contribute to the development and maintenance of a caring, positive, safe and motivating environment for every individual student at SuMS. 

We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm, and that the young person’s welfare is our paramount concern.

We have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place. All of our staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. All of our staff are trained in relation to child protection and other issues surrounding safeguarding.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a young person’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the young person’s welfare.

If you believe that a young person is at risk of immediate harm to themselves or to others, please call 999. Otherwise, if you have any concerns about the welfare of a young person, please get in touch with us. 


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Nora Kettleborough, Co-Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sahar Shillabeer, Co-Headteacher


Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

You can find full details here of how we safeguard the welfare and wellbeing of our students.

SuMS Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy