These guidelines are designed to help all parents/guardians to understand the expected behaviour around our children in order to ensure their safety. All adults coming onto the school premises, including the playground, have a duty of care towards the welfare of the children at our school.
What is Safeguarding?
Every child can potentially be hurt, put at risk from harm or abused regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.
Safeguarding means that:
Safeguarding is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
This is the process of protecting children who may be suffering from, or at risk of, significant harm. This includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exploitation and emotional harm.
Child protection promotes the rights and welfare of all children. Our Designated Teachers for Child Protection are Mrs Hume, Mrs Batchelor and Mrs Whiteside who are supported by our Child Protection Team. We are responsible for speaking to parents if concerns arise and making referrals to Social Services with, or without, parental permission. For more details please read a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (available from reception).
Equally we are all responsible for ensuring we safeguard each other as adults.
Communication between parents and staff should always be respectful and courteous.
In order to safeguard both our children and our staff please refrain from discussing the school, or naming individuals, on a social networking site such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. This protects not only the school but yourselves too! Members of staff may contact the police if there are malicious comments made about them.
Parents in the school grounds
You wouldn’t like your child to feel this way.
Take the right approach – come into school and let us deal with it!
Together we have a collective responsibility for the welfare of all our children!
Thank you for your support.