We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of all types of abuse and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of our safeguarding responsibilities. We have a Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place and these are updated at least annually. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a pupil's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parent/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the pupil's welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are:
Mrs M Clark (Headteacher) DSL
Mrs J Beasley (Deputy Headteacher) DDSL
Mrs H Hutchison (Year R ) DDSL
Mrs J Tyne (Year2 ) DDSL
Other Safeguarding Staff
Mrs Louise Young - DBS checks, Single Central Record
Mrs Nicki Bartley- Safeguarding Governor
Visitors to school
All visitors to the school must sign in at the front reception desk and wear their given lanyard. Any person on site without a lanyard will be challenged.
Parent Helpers and Volunteers are required to complete an application form and have a DBS completed before coming into school. They are also required to be familiar with the Child Protection and Safeguarding policies.
All children are required to have two emergency contact numbers as stated in the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 document.
We have a Staying Safe curriculum map in place across the whole school which ensures our children learn about how to keep safe and how to manage risk. Assemblies, circle times and PDL lessons also support children’s understanding of keeping themselves safe.
The school has termly E-Safety assemblies to highlight the importance of staying safe on-line. Bi-annually, we hold an E-Safety day for the whole school community, including parents and governors, to keep the profile high.
Please click here for further information on E-safety.