Safeguarding - Is everyone's responsibility!
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is best defined by the government as:
'Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children's mental health and physical health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes'. (Keep Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges (DfE 2020). More information from the government can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2
It is our duty to:
- Take actions to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. This is the responsibility of everyone who comes into contact with children.
- Protecting children from maltreatment.
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development.
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
- Take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
At Stanton-in-Peak Church of England Primary School the main Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Alexia Wyer and our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Jonathan Figg. If you have any safeguarding concerns, no matter how small they seem, then please contact Alexia Wyer at email@example.com.
Our key aims are to ensure;
- We have arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
- All of our pupils are safe and protected from harm,
- Other elements of provision and policies are in place to enable pupils to feel safe and adopt safe practices;
- Staff, pupils, governors, visitors, volunteers and parents are aware of the expected behaviours’ and the school’s legal responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our pupils.
Everyone at Stanton-in-Peak C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. The school pays full regard to the DfES guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.
We endeavour to create a safe, positive school atmosphere through our teaching and learning, pastoral support and care for our pupils. We work closely with families and external agencies to ensure we are keeping our pupils safe.
Through our curriculum and nurturing environment we make sure that our children to achieve their full potential by:
We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult including volunteers and staff employed by contractors. Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, and checking previous employment history. It also includes undertaking interviews and DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) checks.
Safeguarding information for parents:
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)-
Childline – a free, private and confidential service.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
What to Do if You're Worried a Child is Being Abused
Termly Safeguarding Collective Worship:
During one Collective Worship each term there will be a focus on safeguarding, This means we will be talking to the children about how to keep themselves safe. We will help the children understand that it is their right to be happy and safe and to encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and to share their worries – big or small – with their trusted adult; at home, at school, or with ChildLine.
The assemblies will be led by Mrs Wyer and the content delivered in a sensitive and age appropriate way.
During the Collective Worship will we aim to give children:
- An understanding of different forms of abuse, including bullying, and an ability to recognise the signs of harm or abuse
- Knowledge of how to protect themselves from all forms of abuse
- An awareness of how to get help and sources of help, including ChildLine.
We will add the content of each Safeguarding Collective Worship in the latest news section of the school website.
Out of Hours Safeguarding – Advice for parents during school closures
Calling Call Derbyshire 01629 533190
If you have a concern for a child which you believe to be an immediate child protection concern then you should report this through Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190. This is a 24 hour 365 days a year contact and referral service for children, young people and their families. These should be cases where you believe require urgent action where the child’s safety and wellbeing (significant harm) is at immediate risk.
A Call Derbyshire Customer Care Assistant is trained to take all the appropriate information from you, they will record this on our framework system and then this will be passed through to Starting Point.
If you are concerned about any young person in respect of their emotional wellbeing or you feel that they are vulnerable to harm or abuse and you are uncertain whether they are receiving support you may wish to contact one of the agencies listed. Many of the agencies have established links and will ensure that your concern or query is directed to the appropriate agency.
- Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) 01629 533 190
- Child Line 0800 1111
- Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP) https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/
- Suspicion that a young person is at at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation- contact Safe and Sound 01332 362120
- Advice, support and options if you, or someone you love, goes missing or runs away- 24 Hour Anonymous Helpline Text or Call 116 000
- Radicalisation/Extremist behaviour see advice on: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Safety-advice/Terrorism/Prevent-Team/Prevent-Team.aspx
- Or contact: Police 101 (999 in an emergency)
- Crimestoppers UK 0800 555 111
For additional information about how we keep our pupils safe online please see our Internet Safety Page.