Our school establishes and maintains an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children at our school are able to talk freely to any member of staff if they are worried or concerned about something.
‘Everyone’ who comes into contact with children and their families has a responsibility in safeguarding children. It is important for children to receive the ‘right help at the right time’ to address risks and prevent issues escalating. All staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned.
All staff and regular visitors, through training and induction, know how
to recognise indicators of concern, how to respond to a disclosure from a child and how to record and report this information. We do not make promises to any child and we do not keep secrets. Every child knows what the adult will have to do with any information they have chosen to disclose.
Throughout our curriculum we provide activities and opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe. This is also extended to include material that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills. The school includes a program of awareness of e-safety which is shared with parents/cares and an extensive range of important issues with regard to safeguarding are addressed using outside agencies and professionals in assemblies and on visits.
At all times we work in partnership and endeavour to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018).