Safeguarding

 

Our Commitment To Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Ms Stevens

Our Deputy DSL is Mrs Harman

Our SGC member with a safeguarding responsibility is our BFSWS Social Worker.

All members of the safeguarding team can be contacted via the school office.

Safeguarding in practice

We actively undertake our safeguarding commitment in a number of practical ways – these include:

Our staff

are DBS checked as part of the recruitment procedures in place

are made aware of our safeguarding policies & procedures during their induction

attend annual safeguarding update training

have photographic ID and use electronic fob entry

Our children

actively engage with a PSHE curriculum that teaches them how to look after themselves and to keep safe and identifies safe adults, beyond the family, to confide in at times of distress or danger

are taught on-line safety as part of the computing curriculum and this is continually referred back to in the teaching of computing lessons

Site safety

We have a single entry-point into school, via the main entrance

All external gates remain closed, and secured, during the school day

All children are collected from school at the end of the day by an adult. Please inform school if someone, other than their parent, is collecting them from school

Please inform us if a child is absent from school. We will phone home, on the first day, if we have an unexplained absence

We ask all visitors to sign in and be accompanied by a member of staff whilst in school

Some visiting professionals do not always need to be accompanied by staff, if we have confirmed with their employer that they are DBS checked

Accidents in school are reported to parents and the Leader via our accident form

Many staff hold a Paediatric First Aid Certificate and provide first aid support in school

Resources for parents and children

Online Safety

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Staying Safe from Harm

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

Child Line Resources

https://www.childline.org.uk/

Bullying

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/bullying-and-cyberbullying/