Supporting our Students

Everyone has the responsibility to keep children and young people safe. At Clifton Community School all staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned.

Clifton Community School’s Ethos to Online Safety

The use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues. Child sexual exploitation; radicalisation; sexual predation: technology often provides the platform that facilitates harm.

At Clifton Community School our effective approach to online safety empowers us a school to protect and educate the whole school community in their use of technology and establishes mechanisms to identify, intervene in and escalate any incident where appropriate.

The breadth of issues classified within online safety is considerable, but ‘Keeping Children Safe in Edcuation 2016’ document categorises three areas of risk for all stakeholders to be aware of:

  • Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material;
  • Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users; and
  • Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm

As a parent, if you have a concern about your child or any other child or if you require any support or advice please see below for information on how to raise that concern.

If school is closed:

If the child is in immediate danger contact the police

999 (in an emergency)

If the child is not in immediate danger then contact Rotherham Children’s Social Care Services to report your concerns.

Call the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01709 336080

If the child is not in immediate danger but you believe a crime may have been committed then call the Police on 101

Safeguarding contacts in school:

Phone School On

01709 515005

Ask for SPM linked to your child’s year group:

M Rowlands Year 7

A Davis Year 8

C Hemmingway Year 9 / Year 10

D Harris Year 11


Email –


Please don’t hesitate to come into school to speak with an SPM face to face.

If you would like to any further information, advice or support as a school we recommend the following links:

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