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 Team (Juniors): Mr W Simmons (lead)
Mrs K Puszczynska
Mr P Poynton
Designated Safeguarding Team (Infants): Mr W Simmons (lead)
Mrs K Puszczynska
Miss C Peake
Governors with Responsibility for Safeguarding: Mr S Taylor,
Mrs B Thompson
Chair of Governors: Mr S Taylor
Senior Members of Staff: Mrs K Dunn
Mrs S Robinson,
Mrs J Baird
IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS
Starting Point (for all Safeguarding concerns): 01629 533190
NSPCC – National Helpline: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 11 11
There may be times when your child, you and your family require some advice and support. Early Help is a system to ensure that you get the right help and support needed. This is provide through the Pingle Academy early help offer. We have a strong relationship with there team of family resource workers and are able to make referrals to them with your permission. The team can advise you of other agencies that can offer support for you and your family and also visit your child / children at home and in school to complete direct work. Please see the information in the documents below.