Safeguarding: Keeping your child safe

All schools have a legal duty to work with other agencies, to safeguard children’s welfare. Safeguarding includes aspects such as anti-bullying, child protection and keeping children safe from all kinds of harm. Keeping children safe is of high importance in our school. We have an approach that ‘it could happen here’ and all staff, governors and volunteers receive regular training and updates to ensure that safeguarding is a priority in all areas of school life.

We also understand that families and carers might experience times of trauma or difficulty, that may mean they need extra support and help. We call this ‘early help’. If you feel that you would like to talk to someone in school about this, please speak to Mr Lewis or Miss Gee. We may be able to help with emotional and practical support and guidance, or can signpost you to other agencies who may be able to help.
You might also want to visit our ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing‘ page under the ‘Parents’ menu, which has useful suggestions and links.

We have consistent systems in place to ensure the children are safe, and to promote their emotional and physical well-being. For example, every year we teach the children the NSPCC ‘PANTs’ guidance and ensure that our PSHE curriculum covers topics such as ‘Respectful relationships’. Every school has a senior member of staff who is responsible for child protection matters affecting pupils at the school (the ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead’). In our school, this is;

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Adam Lewis

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Leah Gee

Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Maria Bairstow

The leaflet below may help tell you more about keeping children safe as a family:

Conversations to keep your child safe from abuse


Parent Factsheet Childnet

This helpful poster tells you how you can report any concerns you might have; both in and out of school:

Report abuse poster_CH3 (2)

Our school policies also give information about child protection and safeguarding in the school:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.pdf

Staff and Volunteer Behaviour Policy.pdf

Behaviour Policy.pdf