Our 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 ELAN Safeguarding Policy 2019-20 that is in line with recommendations from NSSCB. The policy is reviewed annually by governors and is a working document that reflects our practice. 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 Social Care, Childrenss Centres, Health Services, the Police and High Impact Families 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 except in circumstances where a child is at risk. To do this effectively we have one person in the school who co-ordinates this work, this person is known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead. They are supported by a teacher in school who focuses on Children who are looked after.
Designated Safeguarding Lead is Fiona Bennett.
Designated Teacher for Safeguarding: Mrs. Amy Corlett.
Any concerns about children’s welfare or wellbeing should be discussed with Fiona or Amy as soon as possible. If Fiona or Amy are not available please speak to other members of the safgeurading team Marie Berry, Jo Jaloszynski or Sian Charles.
If you have a safeguarding query you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 on the parents table in the school foyer and a copy is kept in every classroom.
Topics covered include:
- Our homes
- Presents and rewards
- Caring for me
- One child and one adult
- Transport and trips
- Photography and videos
- Talking about worries
If you have any concerns about the behaviour of someone working or volunteering with children please contact the DOfA – Designated Officer for Allegations via the Referral and Assessment Team.
Referral and Assessment Team – Designated Officer for Allegations (DOfA) Telephone: 01275 888808
- Childline: 08001111
- Samaritans: 116123
- Domestic Violence Hotline:08082000247
- Mind: 03001233393
- Age UK: 08001696565
- La Leche league: 03451202918 (for parents struggling to get formula milk)
Should you need to be signposted to any other agency, please contact school directly.