The school's first responsibility is to keep all children safe and we can only do this with your full support and cooperation. If you have any concerns about the wellbeing or safety of any child in our care, please contact the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead immediately:
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub - 01582 547653
Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) - 0300 300 8123
Bedfordshire Police Specialist Public Enquiries - 01234 846960
Bedfordshire Police (non emergency) - 101
In an Emergency - call 999
Parents / carers can find more details on how we keep children and young people safe in our child protection and safeguarding policy.
All of our staff complete accredited level one safeguarding training online. Our safeguarding team have all completed level three training, which is renewed every two years.
All staff also receive regular updates and training throughout the year.
- Induction sessions for new staff
- Annual refreshers
- Training about specific topics on Professional development days
- Regular updates in staff meetings
Staff also receive a monthly Safeguarding update on various topics.
- January 2022 - Preventing Radicalisation
- February 2022 - Cybercrime / Online Safety
- March 2022 - Sexual Abuse
- April 2022 - Emotional Abuse
Students are taught about key safeguarding topics through the PSHE curriculum. We also explore key themes through assemblies and workshops.
Working with others
As a school, we are committed to working with other agencies where appropriate, in order to safeguard young people.
This includes working closely with:
- Luton Children Safeguarding Board
- Bedfordshire Police
- Luton Virtual School
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Useful websites and local organisations
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has a comprehensive website for all aspects of safeguarding. The answers to most questions and concerns can be found on this site.
CHUMS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People provides therapeutic support in a variety of ways.
Its unique service model ensures that they support your whole family wherever possible. CHUMS recognise that parent and carers sometimes need some help too in supporting their children when there is a mental health or emotional wellbeing difficulty. All the group programmes offer a facilitated parent/carer group alongside the children and young people’s groups.
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.
Offering refuge, outreach, drop-in, freedom programme. Women’s Aid in Luton is a voluntary organisation supporting women and children who fall victim to domestic abuse. Offer support and guidance to women and children from all backgrounds and circumstances. For some, this will just be someone to listen and for others, this will be to offer them complete support to break away and start again. This may be through our helpline or even through one of our drop-in support groups.
Working with young people who are in care or leaving care, those who are disengaging with the education system and who are at risk of becoming NEET, or those who are struggling with a range of social and emotional issues. Youthscape’s approach in Luton involves delivering mentoring and therapeutic group work, specific courses, projects, art installations, alternative qualifications and detached work, a regular drop-in cafe, residentials and Summer Camp. Each year Youthscape work in depth with over 400 of Luton's most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, and more widely with a further 8,000.
With over 60 years of experience Relate Bedfordshire and Luton continues to help people strengthen their relationships and pick up the pieces and start over again, as well as supporting couples, young people and families before things reach crisis point.
The services can support your relationships through all the stages of your life; from being a child, through to your teenage years, becoming a couple, a parent, a grandparent and retiring into old age. Relate aim to build and strengthen your relationships, not just provide a crisis service.
Cardinal Newman were awarded the Safeguarding Initiative Award by the Safeguarding Alliance. Please click below to view the certificate.