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Designated Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Curson

 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Gilton

Miss Biscoe

 

Other Useful Contacts

 Safeguarding Childen Lincolnshire    

 01522 782111

 Lincolnshire's Children's Services customer service centre for reporting concerns and early help team for advice

 01522 782333 (6pm-8am + weekends and bank holidays)
 Emergency duty team
 

 Police (emergency)  999
 Police (non-emergency)  101

 

Safeguarding Videos

 

Safeguarding Resources

Boston High School Safeguarding Policy

Boston High School Whistleblowing Policy

DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Download   Boston High School Safeguarding Flowchart

 

Child Abuse Definitions

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Child abuse is any action by another person, adult or child, that causes significant harm.

It can be physical, sexual or emotional, but can just as often be about a lack of love, care and attention. We know that neglect, whatever form it takes, can be just as damaging to a child as physical abuse.

 

Physical
Children who are emotionally abused suffer emotional maltreatment or neglect. It’s sometimes called psychological abuse and can cause children serious harm. 

Sexual
A child is sexually abused when they are forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities. This doesn’t have to be physical contact, and it can happen online 

Emotional
Children who are emotionally abused suffer emotional maltreatment or neglect. It’s sometimes called psychological abuse and can cause children serious harm. 

Neglect
Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child’s basic needs. It’s dangerous and children can suffer serious and long-term harm. 

On line abuse
Online abuse is any type of abuse that happens on the web, whether through social networks, playing online games or using mobile phones. 

Sexual Exploitation
Child sexual exploitation is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or status. 

Female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. 

Bullying and cyberbullying
Bullying can happen anywhere – at school, at home or online. It’s usually repeated over a long period of time and can hurt a child both physically and emotionally. 

Domestic abuse
Witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse, and teenagers can suffer domestic abuse in their relationships. 

Child trafficking
Child trafficking is a type of abuse where children are recruited, moved or transported and then exploited, forced to work or sold. 

Grooming
Children and young people can be groomed online or in the real world, by a stranger or by someone they know - for example a family member, friend or professional. 

Harmful sexual behaviour
Children and young people who develop harmful sexual behaviour harm themselves and others.

 

The Underwear Rule

As it can sometimes be very difficult to discuss issues surrounding child abuse, the NSPCC has launched a campaign designed to help parents talk to their children about keeping safe. More information can be found by visiting the NSPCC website.

 

If you are unsure you must contact the Safeguarding Team at School. We are here to help and advise parents/carers.