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Safeguarding

At St Andrew's School Safeguarding is Everybody's Responsibility

At St Andrew's CE Primary School, the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP).

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are Mrs Helen Gillingham (Head of School), Mrs Judy King (Head Teacher) and Mrs Caroline Dimond (SENCo).

Safe Recruitment of Staff

At St Andrew's School we take our duty very seriously in complying with the statutory guidance in the DfE's puplication, 'Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2016' in addition to the 'Home Office Right to Work in the UK' legislation.

Volunteers

We really value the experience and support that volunteers offer to our school.  Hard work helps many of our children thrive and we hope offers a rewarding and enjoyable opportunity for our volunteers too. 

We require that our volunteers offer references and complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Please contact the school office if you would like to find out more about volunteering in our school.

Our Child Protection Policy

Please see our policies page on this website for our Child Protection Policy.

NSPCC

In the Autumn Term 2016 we welcomed the NSPCC into school and Years 1 - 6 heard about the NSPCC's 'Speak Out, Stay Safe' campaign.  The children were taught how to access Childline should they ever need help.

Childline's telephone number is 0800 1111  

 

Link to NSPCC website.

 

 

Internet Safety

Link to our E Safety page.

Protective Behaviours

As part of our PHSE and Wellbeing provision, the whole school is participating in Protective Behaviours, a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened. The programme is being led by Mrs Dimond and Mrs Small and explores practical ways of developing strategies and skills to feel safe. For further information, you may like to look at the website http://familiesfeelingsafe.co.uk

We are exploring the theme ‘We all have the right to feel safe’. We will be thinking about why it is important to feel safe and identifying what ‘safe’ feels like through stories, discussion, writing and drawing. Click here to find out more about our protective behaviours programme in school.

Protective Behaviours
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