Information for Parents & Carers

Safeguarding

Safeguarding our students is a priority at Thriftwood. Our policies and practices ensure that our students are monitored effectively and are able to develop in a safe and supportive environment.

At Thriftwood, we follow Essex Guidelines for Child Protection (SET), found at Essex Safeguarding Children Board.

All volunteers and visitors should be aware of our procedures for safeguarding children. Our policies include:

  • Child Protection
  • Anti Bullying
  • Behaviour for Learning incorporating the Use of Reasonable Force
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Equal Opportunities

Responsibilies for Safeguarding

At Thriftwood School:

Child Protection (1), Safeguarding & PREVENT Facilitator - Claudia Childs, Deputy Headteacher -  email: claudiachilds@thriftwoodschool.com

Child Protection (2), Mina Hussain - Home School Liaison - email: minahussain@thriftwoodschool.com

At Thriftwood College:

Child Protection (1), Safeguarding & PREVENT Facilitator - Lisa Walker, Assistant Headteacher email: lisawalker@thriftwoodschool.com

Child Protection (2), Janine Cavey, Home School Liaison - email: janinecavey@thriftwoodschool.com

Governor for Safeguarding - Sally Lockyer, email: admin@thriftwoodschool.com

Should you have any queries about Safeguarding at Thriftwood, please contact any of the above.

Education against Hate - Please follow the link to a new, interactive website created by HM Government, The Home Office and DfE to support parents, teachers and school when education against radicalisation and extremism. Please click HERE

Thriftwood Supports CEOP: The Thinkuknow website www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents contains lots of information, advice and guidance to educate children and young people in order to keep the whole family safe on the internet.  We recommend you follow the link above and discuss the content with your family. The Thinkuknow website also contains advice for parents regarding being social online www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/parents-guide-being-social-online/

If you wish to report online bullying or abuse, please click the following link to CEOP: http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

A range of policies can be found on our Policies Tab, including those relating to safeguarding.

 

The results of our 2018-2019 Pupil Survey can be found by clicking HERE


Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service (ECFWS)

The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service (ECFWS) is delivered by Virgin Care Limited in partnership with Barnardo’s, to deliver children and family services across Essex, including local children’s community health provision. Services are commissioned by Essex County Council and West Essex CCG, and work closely with partners within education to change outcomes for children and young people.

Every month, they promote and support specific local, national, and international campaigns by providing information and resources to schools, communities, and organisations that can improve health and wellbeing for all.

March 2021 Family Bulletin - Child Exploitation