The health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. Ofsted (December 2010) judged our safeguarding arrangements and the ability to keep our pupils safe to be outstanding. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children enjoy their time as pupils at this school. Our safeguarding provision involves:
· Establishing and maintaining an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
· Ensuring that children know that there are adults in the school whom they could approach if they are worried about anything inside or outside school.
· Including opportunities in the curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise risk and to stay safe from harm or abuse.
We want to work in partnership with you to help your child to achieve their full
potential and make a positive contribution to society. If we have any concerns as to a child’s welfare, we will endeavour to be open & honest with you and to meet with you to discuss the matter. The school will seek to work with you to address potential child welfare issues e.g. to address concerns over attendance, to discuss dietary or health concerns, to seek clarification on bruising or injuries, to resolve sustained lack of parental engagement with the school.
We will inform you and involve parents, as much as we can, in any decision to make a referral to Children, Young People & Family Services. However if we are unable to
engage parents directly, this will not necessarily prevent a referral being made. On rare occasions our concerns for a child’s safety, may mean that we have to consult other agencies, including Social Care, even before we contact you, to ensure the best outcomes for our pupils.
The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding
Children’s Board (LSCB) and the school has adopted Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to the headteacher or your child’s class teacher. Mrs Flynn (headteacher) is the school’s Designated Safeguarding lead and Mr Caldwell is the school’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead. Mr Davies and Mrs Barr are also trained to this level and are able to act in this role in the absence of the Headteacher and Deputyhead.