- InMAT inspire multi-academy trust is fully is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all our pupils.
- Safeguarding children is at the heart of all that we do.
- We totally believe that every child has the fundamental right to feel safe all the time.
We expect everyone associated with InMAT, all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our CEO is the trust Designated Safeguarding Lead. Our trust Inclusion Lead supports our schools to make sure their processes and procedures are robust and fit for purpose. Each school in our trust has a Designated Safeguarding Lead and a safeguarding governor. We are committed to ensuring that our safeguarding leaders and all staff and volunteers receive the appropriate training to prepare them for their roles.
All our schools follow the guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021), Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), the Governance Handbook. All staff and volunteers will adhere to the InMAT safeguarding policy, whistleblowing policy and staff code of conduct.
We recognise that all staff, governors, children, parents and volunteers all have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm. Our school procedures for safeguarding children are in line with the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB).
For further information, please see a full copy of our Safeguarding Policy or alternatively contact the school office for a hard copy.
Everyone at school wants you to feel happy and safe. You can talk to any adult in school if you feel worried or unsafe. We have a 'Hand of Trust' in each classroom. This has the names and photographs of people you might feel comfortable talking to.
If you have any concerns about your child's welfare please make an appointment with the class teacher in the first instance. Remember, they will take any issue or concern you have seriously and are committed to helping your child feel safe at school. Most issues are resolved satisfactorily at this stage.
If you have a concern about a pupil or a member of staff, please use the contact details below for the designated safeguarding leader, or check the school's website.
If your concern is about a senior leader at one of our schools, please contact Helen Williams, the InMAT designated safeguarding leader, or email:- email@example.com
Designated Safeguarding Leaders
- InMAT Trust - Helen Williams 01604 434600
- Little Harrowden Primary School – Miss Beth Renshaw 01933 677202
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads at Little Harrowden Primary School:
- Mrs Clare Tibbs – Family Support Worker
- Miss Angelina Forestiero – Class Teacher and Deputy Headteacher
- Mrs Karen Jeffs – SENDCo
If you do not wish to speak with a designated safeguarding leader, please email :- firstname.lastname@example.org
A message from the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Team if you have a concern about a child:
If there is no immediate danger or if you need advice, contact the Northamptonshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: Telephone: 0300 126 7000 (Option 1); Email: MASH@nctrust.co.uk
Reports can also be made online Report a concern (nctrust.co.uk)
If it is an emergency and you think that a child may be in immediate danger please contact the emergency services directly by calling 999. If you need to contact MASH urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, please phone the MASH out-of- hours team on 01604 626 938
In the modern world it is vital that children are kept safe online. If you want further advice about keeping children safe online then these websites are particularly useful:
Always record anything that gives you cause for concern we would rather have too much than too little. It could all build into a bigger picture! We all have the right to feel safe all the time. If you have any concerns over a child’s wellbeing please speak to us.
Useful Weblinks for Parental Support:
- Crisis: www.giveusashout.org or text 'shout' to 85258
- Northamptonshire Domestic Violence
- Northamptonshire Drug and Alcohol Support
- Adult Mental Health Advice
Local Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire (LSCBN)
Telephone: 01604 364036
National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
Telephone: 0800 1111
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
Telephone: 0870 000 3344