In school all staff are responsible for Safeguarding, however there are number of key people named below:
Mr Perkins is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
Miss Karina is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL).
Mrs Dickinson is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL).
Mrs Farrell is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL).
These members of staff make up the Safeguarding Team and meet regularly to discuss all safeguarding concerns. The protection of children is an integral part of the ethos of our school. We strive to create an atmosphere in which children feel safe and secure, their views are valued, they are encouraged to talk and are listened to . If you have any concerns regarding a child's welfare, please speak to one of the key people named above.
The Safeguarding Governor is Natalie Ford and our Chair of Governors is Jackie Lowe. Both of these Governors can be contacted via the school.
Our Child Protection policy details our safeguarding procedures, including our responsibilities under the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe In Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Some general observations for daily safeguarding are:
- Children must be brought to and collected from the school door by a responsible adult (over the age of 16 years - name of adults should be recorded on the Collecting Children from School form).
- Children in Years 5 & 6 who are coming to school or going home by themselves must have a permission slip signed by parents.
- In hot weather, children should wear a sun hat and apply sun cream before coming to school.
- In cold weather, children should come to school wearing a warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves and suitable foot wear.
- Children who don't have permission to walk home alone will be released by a member of staff when a responsible adult (over the age of 16 years, whose name is on the Collecting Children from School form) is seen.
- School staff reserve the right to ask for ID if they are unsure that a person is over the age of 16 years.