Helen FarnellDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Amy NorrisDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Stacy HellierDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Michaela FosterDesignated Safeguarding Lead
David PurcellSafeguarding Governor
The Designated Lead for Avalon School is Michaela Foster and can be contacted on Michaelaf@avalonsch.uk
Everyone who comes into contact with children, young people and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating.
Our PFSA (Parent, Family Support Advisor) is available to support families, where concerns are raised at the earliest opportunity and /or where families identify that they need support themselves.
Staff at Avalon School work closely with Social Care, the Police, Health Services and other professionals to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
All staff at Avalon School receive appropriate training for their roles, in order to be able to safeguard children and young people. Training includes:
- Safeguarding and Child Protection
- Online safety
- Prevent – Extremism and Radicalisation
- Child sexual and Criminal Exploitation
- Safer Recruitment
The School’s Safeguarding Policy explains in detail the school’s procedures. The school Safeguarding Policy links explicitly to Keeping Children Safe in Education.
If you have any concerns and would like more information, you can contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads at the school or follow the links below for more information:
At Avalon School we are committed to the welfare and safeguarding of our students. We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.