Meadow Park School fully recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children (child protection). Our policy applies to all staff, volunteers, governors and visitors in the school.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads at Meadow Park School are responsible for promoting the safety and well-being of all students, responding to any concerns around safeguarding and liaising with external agencies where appropriate to ensure the school is compliant with all statutory guidance in relation to Child Protection

There are five main elements to our policy:

  • Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in line with national legislation by using at least one suitably trained recruiter on all interview panels and by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children and ensuring any unsuitable behaviour is reported and managed using the Allegations Management procedures
  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe
  • Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse
  • Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan
  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop

Safeguarding Guidance

Prevent – Against radicalisation and extremism

Child Sexual Exploitation – Where to go for information and reporting

Child Sexual Exploitation – Where to go for information and reporting

Report a concern regarding sexual harassment
If you would like to report an issue regarding sexual harassment, please use the email address below: Someone from the safeguarding team will get in touch with you to discuss your concerns in more detail.

Disrespect Nobody
There’s a person attached to every body, respect both.
Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. You should feel loved, safe, and free to be yourself. Relationships can be confusing, and it can be difficult to understand what is and isn’t normal behaviour.

But disrespectful and unacceptable behaviour can come in many forms. It isn’t limited to just physical behaviour; it can also go way beyond that. For example, it’s not OK for someone to try and pressure you into sending a nude pic, or to expect the same things to happen that they’ve seen in a porn film. If someone makes you do something you don’t want to, makes you feel scared, intimidated, or tries controlling you, it’s not acceptable and is never OK.

Please visit the website for more information, speak to someone in school or alternatively contact one of the following agencies for support and advice – Obviously if you are in immediate danger you should call 999.

Phone: 0800 1111 (Freephone)
Opening Times: 24 hours


Respect phone line
Phone: 0808 802 4040 (Freephone)
Opening Times: 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday
Online: (webchat available), or email

Key Contacts

Mr S Darby
Deputy Headteacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead
Paul Rule Child Protection Officer and Deputy DSL
Mr P Rule
Child Protection Officer & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Beverley Smith Attendance Administrator
Ms B Smith
Attendance Administrator
Mrs J Tuft