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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is EVERYBODY’S responsibility

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

You can talk to any member of staff in school if you are worried about a child.  Our school does have special members of staff trained to deal with concerns and worries. They are called Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and are Miss Briggs, Mrs Berry or Mrs Weston.

Picture 1 Miss Philippa Briggs - Senior DSL
Picture 2 Mrs Claire Berry
Picture 3 Mrs Nicola Weston

We have a duty of care to everyone in our community. There are also legal obligations on schools to ensure they do keep everyone safe; Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016) supports schools to do this. It states the main types of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual and neglect as well as specific safeguarding issues such as: bullying, children missing in education, female genital mutilation (FGM), drugs, domestic abuse, mental health and child sexual exploitation (CSE) along with other specific issues.   

School have run sessions for parents about how to support pupils with these issues. The sessions were called 'Keeping Children Safe' and if you were unable to attend these sessions or would like more support or help please do not hesitate to contact Miss Briggs or Mrs Berry.

 

School also have thirteen members of staff with the 'Young People Mental Health First Aid' qualification. This qualification ensures they have skills and knowledge to begin support young people as they develop into young adults and deal with common difficulties they may experience. We also work alongside outside agencies and can refer children or families if you require more support or help. If you need any help numbers please so ask.

Prevent

Lead in school – Claire Berry

Staff should prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting, be able to recognise vulnerabilities to radicalisation and know where to go to seek further help.

 

Together we should:

Ideologies – Respond to the ideological challenges we face from those supporting terrorism.

Individuals – Provide support and advice to vulnerable individuals, preventing them from being drawn into terrorism.

Institutions – Work with educational and other institutions to address the risk of radicalisation and violent extremism.

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