Safeguarding at Queen's Crescent School 


Queen's Crescent is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children,  We will fulfill our local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following documents:

  • Working together to Safeguard Children (2018)
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021)
  • The Procedures of Safeguarding Vulnerable Children Partnership (formally WSCB)
  • Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers (2018) 


Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

Mr James Essam

Head of School

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Tom Mullins

Deputy Head

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Emma Lobb


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sarah Kibble

Pastoral Manager

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Michelle Still

Nominated Governor for Safeguarding


To view our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies please click here:


Our Safeguarding Policies and Procedures:

Safeguarding Policy

Online Safety policy

Keeping children safe in Education (Link)

Anti Bullying policy

Prevent Factsheet

Social Networking policy

Preventing Radicalisation Information 

Image result for PDFPrevent Radicalisation Risk Assessment 

Use of Digital / Video Images

The use of digital / video images plays an important part in learning activities. Pupils and members of staff may use digital cameras to record evidence of activities in lessons and out of school.  These images may then be used in presentations in subsequent lessons.


Images may also be used to celebrate success through their publication in newsletters, on the school website and occasionally in the public media.


The academy will comply with the Data Protection Act and request parents / carers permission before taking  images of members of the academy.  We will also ensure that when images are published that the young people cannot be identified by the use of their names.


In accordance with guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office, parents / carers are welcome to take videos and digital images of their children at school events for their own personal use (as such use in not covered by the Data Protection Act). To respect everyone’s privacy and in some cases protection, these images should not be published / made publicly available on social networking sites, nor should parents / carers  comment on any activities involving other pupils in the digital / video images. 


Image result for PDF  Advice for parents and carers on cyberbulling (Department for Education)

Child Sexual Exploitation - The telling signs. 

 Image result for PDF   CSE presentation 


Reporting Procedures should you have any concerns that a child is at risk of harm, being abused or suffering from neglect:


Image result for PDF   Allegations against adults who work in schools flowchart


Image result for PDF  What to do if you are worried about a child flowchart 


Female Genital Mutilation - What to look out for

Image result for PDF  FGM leaflet



Online Safety at Queen's Crescent 


Image result for www internet  logo images   Be Share Aware - Online Safety support for parents and carers from the NSPCC


Image result for www internet  logo images   NET AWARE - How much do you know about the social media your child may be using?


What is Online Safety?

Online Safety can also be called ‘internet safety’, ‘E safety’ or ‘web safety’. Online safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (eg text messages, gaming devices, email etc).

In practice, online safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security.Online safety in this context is classified into three areas of risk: 

  • Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material 
  • Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users 
  • Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm. 

At Queens Crescent School we believe that the most effective approach to internet safety is to treat it as a whole school community issue, with educational messages embedded across Computing. For more information click on the following link,