Ashperton Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
If you have any concerns in relation to the welfare or safety of any children or young people, please contact the members of staff below. There will always be someone to speak to you.
Mr Chris Bandfield - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Sam Taylor -Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
If we have significant concerns about a child, we have a duty to communicate these concerns to Social Care. It is then a matter for Social Care to decide on the steps to be taken.
If we make the decision to speak to Social Care about your child, we will always undertake to share our intention to do so with you unless we deem that doing so could put the child at greater risk of harm, or impede a criminal investigation.
We fully appreciate that this can be very distressing but we have to follow the procedures required by the Herefordshire Safer Children and Young Person Partnership.
Other helpful phone numbers are:
Hereford MASH 01432 260800
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
It is our collective responsibility to safeguard all children during this unprecedented time. If you have any safeguarding concerns, then please contact the school on 01531 670385 or ring the Mash (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) Team directly for advice on 01432 260800. Alternatively, you can e-mail Miss Taylor or myself on firstname.lastname@example.org,sch.uk or email@example.com respectively or, ideally, copy us both in.
Mental Health and Wellbeing at Ashperton
At Ashperton, we support our pupils’ mental health and wellbeing through our PSHE curriculum. All year groups have the opportunity to explore feelings, emotions and the importance of mental and physical health.
Our children are taught that they can talk to any adult within school that they feel most comfortable with. They know that they can talk about any worries, concerns or even if they just want to talk to someone they feel comfortable with.
Each class has a ‘chatter box’ situated outside of their rooms so that children across the school, can write a signed (or anonymous) note.
If you have concerns about your child, please contact your class teacher, Mr Bandfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our Mental Health Lead , Miss Sam Taylor (email@example.com) .
There are many websites available for parents and teachers that can provide support.
This app has been created by the NSPCC and may be useful for parents and children to use.