At Elworth CE Primary School, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners in this school make sure their approach is child centred. This means that we consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
In our school we ensure that:
- All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, are treated equally and have equal rights to protection
- All staff act on concerns or disclosures that may suggest a child is at risk of harm
- Pupils and staff involved in Safeguarding issues receive appropriate support
- Staff adhere to a Elworth CE Primary Code of Conduct and understand what to do in the event of any allegations against any adult working in the setting
- All staff are aware of Early Help and ensure that relevant referral, assessments, and interventions take place
- All staff are aware that abuse, neglect and safeguarding issues are rarely standalone events that can be covered by one definition or label; they recognise that, in most cases, multiple issues will overlap with one another
- All staff understand that children’s poor behaviour may be a sign they are suffering harm or that they have been traumatised by abuse.
- Staff have received advice, support and training in regard to adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed practice
At Elworth CE Primary School the named personnel with designated responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||Safeguarding Governor|
Mrs S. Buckley
Mrs S. Roberts
|Mrs R. Williams|
At school, we use lots of resources to educate children in keeping safe in many different ways. We've added on some of the links that you and your child will find helpful.
NSPCC online Safety: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
CEOP think you know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Safety Net Kids: http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/
Prevent strategy : http://www.preventforschools.org/
Educate against hate :https://educateagainsthate.com/
Cared for Children
The governing body must ensure that an appropriately qualified and experienced member of staff (known as the Designated Teacher) undertakes the responsibilities within the school to promote the educational achievement of cared for and previously cared for children on the school’s roll. They must also ensure that the designated teacher undertakes training that is appropriate to carrying out this duty.
The Designated Teacher at Elworth CE Primary School is Mrs S. Buckley.
Operation Encompass is an initiative whereby schools receive notifications from the police when police have been involved in a domestic incident where a child is known to live in that house. Its purpose is to safeguard and support children and young people where a domestic incident has been reported from their home. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared. Operation Encompass will ensure that the appropriate schools are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe, supported and listened to.
For further information about Operation Encompass, please visit http://www.operationencompass.org/