We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for your child.


What it looks like at Tiptoe School

Policies :- 

All policies regularly reviewed by Governors within statutory guidelines

Other Documents:-

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children March 2015 

Staff (including volunteers):-

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead appointed & deputy – all matters to be referred through them. In their absence there is an emergency number on staff board. All staff lanyards have emergency number on back.
  • Induction for all new staff, volunteers & governors
  • All adults in school DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checked & disqualification forms held
  • All staff given Dept. For Education “Keeping Children Safe in Education “
  • Single Check Register held & maintained
  • Annual safeguarding audit completed by senior leadership team (SLT) & verified by governors & action plan devised
  • Governors undertake spot checks of staff and single check register
  • Understanding of Prevent – the government’s counter-terrorist strategy which aims to reduce risk faced from radicalisation by stopping people becoming radicalised or supporting terrorism. It promotes collaboration and co-operation among organisations, in order to provide support to vulnerable individuals.


  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – HS & CH trained (& refresh diarised)
  • Prevent Training – HS completed & disseminated to staff
  • Whole school safeguarding training held every 3 years
  • Annual in- house whole school safeguarding training held
  • Trained Designated Teacher – Looked After Child( LAC) – JM
  • Health & Safety – all training current (diarised for refreshers)


Health & Safety:-

  • Risk Assessments completed & diarised for review
  • Termly health & safety inspections held with staff & governors & action plan devised
  • Annual ROSPA check
  • Annual PAT (portable applicance testing) testing & equipmemt check
  • School Building security – all visitors must access via office
  • Comprehensive trips & journeys pack – office ensure all relevant documentation is held before trip leaves site


  • Comprehensive child protection records held securely by Headteacher with summary of recent actions
  • Safeguarding at home time pack for each class – details of adults allowed to collect child/court orders/clubs
  • Intimate Care Plans – held & agreed by parents
  • Emotional support – Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) /Theraputic story writing/Talk & draw/Circle time etc – lots of opportunities for children to talk
  • Taxi procedure
  • All relevant safeguarding documentation forwarded to new setting when child transfers

Good links with external agencies eg Clifford Centre/ Early Help Hub/ Parent Support (school partially funds this)

Open door policy for all - parents are able to speak with Headteacher about concerns for both their own child and others.