Uppingham Community College fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect and support young people in our school. Our aim is to safeguard and promote our young people’s welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The young people’s welfare is of paramount importance.
UCC adopts an open and accepting attitude towards children as part of its responsibility for pastoral care. Staff encourage young people and parents to feel free to talk about any concerns and to see the school as a safe place when there are difficulties. Young people’s worries and fears will be taken seriously and children are encouraged to seek help from members of staff.
All adults working with or on behalf of young people have a responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare. This includes a responsibility to be alert to possible abuse and to record and report concerns to staff identified with child protection responsibilities within the school.
The safeguarding team are shown in the poster below. If you have a safeguarding concern the team can be emailed using email@example.com
You can also contact the school between the hours of 8am and 4.30pm via reception on 01572 823631 (term time only).
If your concern is regarding a child being in immediate danger, please contact the police on 999.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here.
Uppingham Community College's Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr D Anderson (Deputy Principal).
Uppingham Community College's Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs A McFarlane.
These are supported by an extended safeguarding team in school which includes:
Mr B Solly (Principal)
Mrs M Wiggin (Associate Assistant Principal)
Mrs K Gardner (Personal Development Coach)
Mr B Waterman (Personal Development Coach)