Through assemblies, PSHE lessons and special events children are taught how to keep safe and speak out when something or someone makes them feel unsafe.
Each year the children learn through the NSPCC campaigns what is harm and how to get help for self and others, this is then followed up with lessons and in other terms of the year this is shared through School Councillor and Whole School assemblies.
Here are the links for the resources that will support you talking with your child about these important things at home:
Safeguarding children is paramount and is the basis for all policy and practice. The school staff are trained to support children’s development and follow the government guidelines on child protection. All staff, visitors and regular volunteers are subject to child protection checks with the police and local authority.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSLs) are:
"If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern and any observations or conversation heard, and report to the DSL as soon as possible the same day. Do not conduct your own investigation. If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the DSL (Headteacher) in confidence, who will manage the matter according to policy guidelines. If it concerns the Headteacher, report it to the Chair of Governors, who will then manage the matter according to policy guidelines. If anyone suspects a person in the community of potential or actual harm to children, they must inform the Local Education Authority Children’s services.”
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 first unless we have reason to believe that such a move could endanger the child’s welfare.