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A Culture of Safeguarding

 At Princes Risborough School, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children will enjoy their time as students in this school and will feel safe at all times.

 Our Culture of Safeguarding is underpinned by the core values of ;

  •  Every child has a voice
  • Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility
  • No concern is too small
  • All concerns are treated professionally and sympathetically

 All staff at PRS are engaged in a rolling programme of mandatory Safeguarding training which includes a session at the very beginning of each school year with updates throughout the school year.

 We give all visitors to the school very clear advice about the safety of the students and provide them with a copy of our leaflet, ‘Child Protection Advice for Visitors Working in Our School’.  Access a copy here.

Our Child Protection Policy and Procedures can be found under the ‘Our School’, ‘Policies’ and ‘Pupil Welfare’ tabs on this website or you can click on this Link.

Central to successful Safeguarding is working in partnership with parents and carers. Our Safeguarding Team is made up of the following colleagues who are all trained to the level of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Mr James Essex          Lead DSL.  Responsible for Looked After Children (LAC)/Previously Looked After Children (PLAC)

Miss Vicky Bennell       Additional DSL

Mrs Sue Hine                   Additional DSL            

Mrs Linda Williams      Additional DSL

On occasion, our concerns about a child mean that we have to consult with other agencies even before we contact you as the parents or carers of the child. The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Buckinghamshire Area Safeguarding Team and The School has adopted a Safeguarding Policy in line with this for the safety of all. 

Should you have any concerns about the wellbeing of a young person at Princes Risborough School please contact the Safeguarding Team on the main school phone number (01844 345496) or by email at childprotection@prsbucks.com

 Should you wish to report a concern about a child to Buckinghamshire Social Care First Response Team their number is 01296 383962 (open between 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday to Friday).  Alternatively you can report a concern online at this Link