SAFEGUARDING – Keeping children safe in education (September 2016)
Corpus Christi Primary School is dedicated to looking after all our children the best we possibly can. Safeguarding covers children’s physical, social and emotional well-being and runs alongside our work on Health and Safety and E-safety.
The school has a Safeguarding Policy that is in line with recommendations from NSSCB. The policy is reviewed annually by governors and is a working document that reflects our practice. This is available in a new policies section of the school website. In the meantime parents/carers can request a paper copy from the office.
Part of our responsibility in this area is to work with outside agencies such as Educational Welfare or Social Care to make sure all pupils are kept safe. This means that at times we are obliged to pass on concerns or information to these agencies. The school will always do this in consultation with parents unless to do so could put a child at risk To do this effectively we have one teacher who co-ordinates this work, this person is known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
The Designated Lead for Safeguarding in Corpus Christi Primary School is Mrs Samantha Gillman who is also the Head of School.
Mrs Samantha Gillman - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Any concerns about children’s welfare or wellbeing should be discussed with Mrs Samantha Gillman as soon as possible. If Mrs Gillman is not available please speak to Mrs Reynolds who is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead. Mrs Petty can also be contacted as Safeguarding Governor.
There is a planned curriculum for safeguarding. This teaches your children how to keep themselves safe and what to do if any adult makes them feel unsafe. This curriculum is created from the work of Childline, NSPCC, and NSSCB’s booklet entitled ‘Adults who work with me’. A copy of this can be seen in the school foyer and a copy is kept in every classroom. Topics covered include:
If you have any concerns about a child outside of school you can called the Local Authority Designated Officer through the Single Point Access Team (SPA) on 01275 888808
Safeguarding PREVENT Agenda
Please find a link to a government website that supports schools, teachers and parents in pro-actively working with children to respect and tolerate the wide variety of beliefs we have in our society.
Who? What? Where? Parent Information
Who are the school's designated Child Protection/ Safeguarding contacts?
Mrs Samantha Gillman- Head of School/ Safeguarding lead
Mrs Carol Petty- Safeguarding Governor
Mrs Alison Reynolds - Bursar - Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mr Julian Mobsby- Chair of Governors
What do I do with any concerns I have regarding the protection of children, or concerns about inappropriate adult behaviour towards children?
Come to the school office and ask to speak to a member of the school safeguarding team. Explain that it is a safeguarding matter and you will be seen straight away.
Where do I find written information/policies regarding Safeguarding/Guidance for safer working practice for adults who work with children?
All of our statutory policies including our safeguarding policy are under the policies section of the website. If you would like a hard copy please speak to the school office.