In relation to children and young people, safeguarding and promoting their welfare is defined in ‘Working together to safeguard children’ as:
Safeguarding action may be needed to protect learners from:
At The Link School we are very clear, the welfare of our learners is paramount and we will offer early and additional help to prevent escalation.
Parents/Carers should be aware that The Link School will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of our learners.
Where we are concerned a learner may be at risk of significant harm, ill-treatment, neglect of other forms of abuse, we have no alternative but to follow Sunderland Safeguarding Partnership’s Procedures which can be found here.
A copy of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found here:
The following staff have responsibility for Safeguarding:
Mrs Donna Walker –Head Teacher
Mr Dave Bromby – Head of School
Mr Rob Giles – Designated Safeguarding Lead – Head of School
Ms Wendy Ellison – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Andrea Howey – Assistant Head Teacher KS1
Ms Vicki Mitchell – EYFS/KS1 Teacher
Ms Leanne Clark – SENDCo
Our Governor with responsibility for is Safeguarding – Mrs Viv Ingleton
If you would like to speak to someone regarding Safeguarding please call the main school switchboard on (0191) 561 5777 / (0191) 561 4777 and ask for a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
If you are a member of staff and you have concerns, please log into CPOMS (Child Protection Online Management System)
We regularly provide updates to staff regarding specific safeguarding issues. Here’s some of the recent updates:
Please note that the North and South of Tyne Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures Manual has been updated:
Please find attached and below a list of resources, these (and lots more) are also available on the SSCP website above.
For further advice click the PDF links below
Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 4EE
Tel: 0191 561 5777
Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA
Tel: 0191 561 4777