Safeguarding

 

Our aim is to ensure safe and secure provision for children and learners throughout the school. Safeguarding the welfare of children and learners is part of the core business for all staff, who are expected to be aware of their responsibilities in this regard.

 

All staff and governors are  familiar with the DFE document ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education', updated in September 2016 and through robust training all  staff and governors are aware of what to do in the event of having concerns about the safeguarding and welfare of a child or learner or receiving allegations of a safeguarding nature.

 

The DFE statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children’, is familiar to all staff who understand their responsibilities in terms of safeguarding all children in the school.  The guidance was updated in March 2015.

 

All staff are familiar with the ‘Prevent duty guidance for England and Wales: guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty of schools and other providers in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’, HM Government, 2015. The Designated Safeguarding Lead has attended WRAP training and this is being cascaded  to staff.

All staff understand their responsibilities on keeping children safe from Child Sexual Exploitation and the Designated Safeguarding Lead has received training which is cascaded to all staff.

 

Our school is a  safe environment where children can learn and develop. We  have created a culture of vigilance where children’s and learners’ welfare is promoted and where timely and appropriate safeguarding action is taken for children or learners who need extra help or who may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.

Caring for our Pupils

Children come to school to learn.  A contented and secure child learns efficiently and well.  In addition to organising lessons, we have to pay attention to the personal needs and well being of each child on their journey through our school.  Providing this support, help and guidance is our way of ensuring that each of our pupils achieves personal excellence and recognition and makes the most of the many opportunities the school has to offer.  Our system of pastoral care aims therefore, to make sure that each child enjoys a successful career at school.
 
Designated Safeguarding Lead

A senior member of the school's leadership team is designated to take the lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, providing advice and support to other staff, liaising with the local authority, and working with other agencies.  This role is also supported by  a Deputy DSL.

 

Accidents

It is important that we are able to contact parents quickly if your child has an accident in school which needs medical treatment, as most doctors and hospitals are reluctant to give such treatment without parental consent. 
Please ensure that we have up-to-date information about where you can be contacted during the school day.  
Medical Appointments
If your child has a medical appointment during the school day, please inform school.  Pupils may be taken out of school for medical appointments provided that attempts have been made to arrange the appointment outside of the school day. 

School Nurse

If you have any worries or concerns about your child, the school nurse may be able to assist you.  The nurse has close links with doctors, teachers, health visitors and other agencies.  Any information you give about your child is regarded as confidential.  To get in touch with the school nurse, please contact the school office.

 

 

Useful links:

 

 Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

 

 Child Protection and Safeguarding Leaflet

 

E-Safety Policy

 

 'Prevent' Leaflet for Parents and Carers

 

 DFE document, 'Keeping Children Safe In Education'.

 

 DFE document, 'Working Together to Safeguard Children'.

 

DFE document ‘Prevent duty guidance for England and Wales: guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty of schools and other providers in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’, HM Government, 2015

 

Extremism and Radicalisation - A Guide for Parents

 

Useful websites for Parents

NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

 

Surrey Against Domestic Abuse

http://www.surreyagainstda.info/

 

Winston's Wish

https://www.winstonswish.org.uk/