Stepping Stones is a school where the children are placed at the heart of all of our decisions. We are a values based school which focuses heavily on respect, kindness, tolerance and trust. Safeguarding our children from harm in the real world and virtual world is a priority of every staff member. We therefore have a robust safeguarding policy, procedures and ensure staff undertake relevant CPD, training and updates.
Stepping Stones works closely with our families, children, mainstream partners and other agencies.
Our Designated Leader for Safeguarding is Alison Dodd ( Headteacher)
We have two back up DSLs –
Jane Meacham (Deputy Headteacher)
Micaela Armstrong ( Family Support Officer)
Miss Kirstie Hunter is our Online Safety Lead and is also trained as a DSL.
All staff undertake biannual safeguarding training with regular updates and elearning modules throughout the year.