Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING

Keeping children safe covers many topics including:

  • Healthy eating and physical activity
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Emotional impact of parents’ mental health issues on children
  • Healthy relationships
  • Road, rail and water safety
  • Medical needs and disability
  • Neglect, including sleep deprived
  • Children accessing age inappropriate content
  • Appropriate adults – safer recruitment
  • bullying including cyberbullying
  • child protection
  • Health and safety, including first aid, site security and risk assessment
  • LAC
  • domestic violence
  • drugs & alcohol abuse
  • radicalisation
  • child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • sexting
  • fabricated or induced illness by adults towards children
  • faith abuse
  • female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • forced marriage
  • gangs and youth violence
  • gender-based violence
  • honour based violence
  • private fostering
  • peer on peer abuse
  • violence against women and girls (VAWG)
  • modern slavery

 

How we ensure safeguarding compliance.

School has many policies which are regularly reviewed,  understood by staff and put into practice:

  • Safeguarding and child protection, which includes radicalisation, CSE & FGM.
  • Anti-bullying
  • Behaviour management
  • E –Safety
  • Acceptable use of social media
  • Health & Safety
  • Educational Visits
  • SEND
  • Equality Scheme
  • Pupil Premium
  • Whistle blowing
  • Managing allegations against adults
  • Complaints’ policy
  • British values
  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Guidance on safer working practices
  • Asthma policy
  • Attendance
  • Data protection
  • Healthy Eating & packed Lunch
  • Pupil premium policy
  • Missing Child Policy
  • Non-collected Child
  • Security
  • Separated Parents’ Policy
  • Relationships & Sex Education policy
  • pupils with medical conditions
  • Visitors to School
  • Self-evaluation, including parents and children’s’ views.
  • Confidentiality

 

Staff training

Whole school Training:

Child Protection whole school refresher (Sep 15),  Graded Care (July 15)

CSE – Jan 2014

FGM –  Oct 14

LGBT – March 17 & April 17

PREVENT – Oct 15

TCSB 7 mins briefing – Nov 17

TCSB Threshold Assessment – Nov 17

Sexting – Oct 17

Mental Health Resilience June 18

Internal safeguarding memos

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead (Elaine Summersgill ) training:

CSE – 13th Nov 2012

Child Protection Level 2 Refresher Training – 3rd July 2013

Graded Care – 9th Dec 2014

Safer Recruitment – 28th April 2015

Child Protection Refresher Level 2 – 24th April 2017

Attendance at LA networks – 15th Feb 2017, 21st June 2017, 18th Sep 17, 4th Oct 17,6th March 2018, 10th July 17

Neglect training – 19th Oct 2017

Advanced Safeguarding Training – 23rd Nov 2017

 

Deputy DSL (Rick Gould) training:

Child Protection Refresher Level 2 – 13th July  2017

E-Safety Lead  (receives regular alerts from LA.)

Sexting training  – 11th Oct 2017

 

Governor responsible for Safeguarding (Ann-marie Worrall)

Safeguarding for Governors – 26th Feb 2018

 

Common assessment framework (CAF) Champion (Katherine Ryan)

CAF training – 27th Sep 2017

 

Health & Safety Lead – (Trisha Chadwick

H& S risk assessment – June 17

H & S working at height – Nov 17

Site Manager training – June 17

First Aiders at work training x 9 staff  (rolling programme of training)

Paediatric training x 5 staff (rolling programme of training)

Defibrillator training – 10th Nov 16

Defibrillator refresher training April 2018 

 

Safeguarding – how we teach it.

Safeguarding is inherent throughout the curriculum on a daily basis. During the year we have a specific focus on some safeguarding topics and use national awareness themes.

Autumn 1

E  safety, fire drill, rights of the child, being a good citizen, multi- faiths, safe squad, fire safety

 

Autumn 2

anti bullying, sexting, disability awareness

 

Spring 1

lock down drill, safer internet day, emotional & mental health, Y5 Barnardo’s training on healthy relationships

 

Spring 2

fire drill, canal & water safety , healthy eating, sleep awareness

 

Summer 1

road safety, emergency evacuation drill, physical activity

 

Summer 2

water & rail, relationships & sex education (RSE), Friendship day,

 

Our ethos promotes ‘Celebrating Differences’ which is embedded throughout our curriculum, ensuring that our school community accepts and welcomes diversity, including  ethnicity, disability, family and relationship choices and much more.

 

Elaine Summersgill  Sep 2018