Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. This means that we all have specific duties and procedures which must be followed in order to keep children safe. All school staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) receive annual child protection training and ongoing training takes place throughout the year. All staff must ensure that they are aware of our range of safeguarding policies, including a clearly defined Child Protection Policy, which can be found below. We know how important it is to listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs): Mrs P Smith - Deputy Headteacher
Deputy DSL:Mr W Stainbank - Headteacher
If you have a concern about a child, please make contact with one of the staff named above via the school office or email Mrs P Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
'Children who experience domestic abuse are recognised as victims of domestic abuse in their own right'. (Domestic Abuse Act 2021) We are an Operation Encompass School. Operation Encompass means that our school will be told, prior to the start of the next school day, when police have attended an incident of domestic abuse where there is a child or young person who attends our school who is related to any of those involved in the incident. This allows us to use the information that has been confidentially shared with us by the police, to understand how a child may be impacted by domestic abuse and to then offer support to the child/ren in our care. If you would like to discuss anything relating to this please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Useful Safeguarding Websites
The PANTS / Underwear rule – guidance for parents on how to talk to your child about keeping themselves safe from sexual abuse.
CEOPs Thinkuknow - Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Childline - a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
NSPCC - stands for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. It means that each of us has a responsibility to keep childhood free from abuse, and we must do everything possible to protect children and prevent it from happening.
Anti-Bullying Alliance - The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.