Seadown School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, stakeholders and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have several policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other, external, agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare but information will only be available to them if it is deemed necessary by the Designated Safeguard Lead. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Ben Kinslow (Senior Leader). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr James Eagle (Head Teacher), Mrs Claire Collacott (Deputy Head Teacher) and Miss Aimee Prentis (Pastoral Lead). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding within our school is Mr Steve Alexander.
The West Sussex Integrated Front Door (IFD) can be contacted on 01403 229900 or out of hours on 0330 222 6664 or by email at WSChildrenservices@westsussex.gov.uk
Photographs and Videos
Lots of parents and carers enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life. The school will however when consent is not given and/or the school does not believe it would be in the best interest of the child, restrict access to all photos and videos. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc. and, where practical, a record of parents and relatives taking photographs or videos is made.
We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the Head Teacher to discuss how this can be best achieved.
Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, in newsletters, and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, then please contact the Head Teacher.