Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well-being of someone at our school, please talk to one of the schools Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place.
Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy, which is available on our school website or on request. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence. The DSL will refer the matter to the Head Teacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Head Teacher) who will consider what action to take.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (Juniors): Mr W Simmons
Designated Safeguarding Lead (Infants): Mrs J Baird
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Infants and Juniors): Mrs J Smart
Governors with Responsibility for Safeguarding: Mr S Taylor, Mrs B Thompson
Chair of Governors: Mr S Taylor
Senior Members of Staff: Mrs S Taylor, Mrs M Pearce,
Mrs S Robinson, Mr P Poynton
IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS
Starting Point (for all Safeguarding concerns): 01629 533190