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Child Protection

East Bergholt High School is committed to providing a secure and safe environment for all of our students. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy aims to ensure that:

  • All of our students are safe and protected from harm.
  • There are a range of Policies and Procedures in place that will allow our students to feel safe and to adopt safe practices.
  • All staff, students, parents, Governors, volunteers and visitors understand the expectations of the School relating to Safeguarding and their responsibilities in ensuring that our students are kept safe.
  • There is a clear understanding on the part of staff of what signs they need to be aware of when working with students in any capacity whilst involved in School related activities 

East Bergholt High School recognises that it has clear responsibilities towards its students in terms of their welfare and well-being. Therefore, Safeguarding is seen as being the responsibility of all who work within and with the School in order to ensure that students are able to achieve in a safe and secure environment. Students at East Bergholt High School have the right to be heard if they raise Safeguarding concerns and to be confident that their concerns will be responded to in the appropriate way. To support the School in its work, we shall work in partnership with outside agencies and with parents and carers to provide students with a curriculum that allows them to develop fully in a protective environment.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of the people listed below. 

Key Staff Contacts:

Mr Chris Burns, Acting Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Aimee Harvey, Year Leader & Alternate Safeguarding Lead 

Reverend Stephne van de Toorn, Named Governor for Safeguarding


Department of Education: Keeping Children Safe in Education