Safeguarding at UTC Warrington

Safeguarding Statement 

UTC Warrington is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.

UTC Warrington has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes.

Please read our Information Booklet for Staff and Visitors.

Designated Safeguarding Team

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Amanda Downing (Vice Principal. Should you have any safeguarding or child protection concerns, please contact Mrs Downing on 01925 737067.

Other key staff members are:

  • Jemma Chilton – Attendance and Welfare Officer
  • Paul Rigby – Director of KS4
  • Joe Varey – Director of Sixth Form

Out of hours or during school holidays the following contacts should be used:

Warrington Children’s Safeguarding/Social Team
Open weekdays office hours:
Tel: 01925 443400

OUT OF HOURS: Tel: 01925 444400

Or the police:

  • Ring 101, or in emergencies outside of office hours ring 01925 652222
  • In serious situations where a child is in immediate danger or at risk of harm, report the matter to the police immediately by dialling 999.

 

Policies, Guidance and Training

To promote a safe environment for students, UTC Warrington employs a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.

All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities and regular training is attended by relevant staff and governors. 

Staff are required to report any causes of concern to the school safeguarding team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up appropriately.

Below is our Child Protection Policy and relevant training and guidance materials.

Child Protection Policy

Keeping children safe in education – Information

Keeping children safe in education – Statutory Guidance 

Working together to safeguard children 

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

Education safeguarding – Warrington Borough Council