Child protection and safeguarding
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We take the safeguarding of children very seriously and have three designated safeguard leads/deputy leads in school:
Miss Harris - Headteacher (DSL)
Mrs Llewellyn - Deputy Headteacher (Deputy DSL)
Miss Richards - pastoral family support worker [ Deputy DSL]
Our ELSA's, Mrs Smith and Miss Heslop also assist us with this when needed.
Mrs Lamming, leader of the preschool, is also a designate safeguard lead.
We also have 1 trained THRIVE practitioner who assist in supporting the emotional well being of the children, Miss Richards.
Miss Richards is also our designate Looked After Children teacher.
As a staff, we all use an online tool, MyConcern, to report and log any concerns over children that we may have, including attendance concerns, behaviour concerns and any concerns regarding a home situation. Our e-safety training took place on 9th December 2015, our 'Prevent' training on October 4th , 2021, and the full safeguarding update on the 30th November 2022. We also have our yearly short update session each September INSET days- the most recent being September 4th, led by the Deputy DSL, Mrs Llewellyn. We 'top up' our safeguarding knowledge with the National College webinars too.
Child protection policy- update 2023
UNCRC Article 19
Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and mistreatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.
UNCRC Article 34
Governments must protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.