At Overbury CE First School the safeguarding of our children is of paramount
importance and we fully recognise our responsibilities, applying our safeguarding
policy and practice to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the
school. The main elements of our policy are that:
• We practice safer recruitment in checking the suitability of staff
and volunteers to work with children;
• We raise awareness of child protection issues and equip our children
with the skills needed to keep them safe;
• We develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting
cases, or suspected cases, of abuse;
• We support pupils who have been abused (in accordance with his/her
agreed child protection plan);
• We establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
We recognise that because of the day to day contact with children, school
staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. The school will
• Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure,
are encouraged to talk, and are listened to;
• Ensure that the duty of care towards its pupils and staff is promoted
by raising awareness of illegal, unsafe and unwise behaviour and assist staff
to monitor their own standards and practice;
• Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they
can approach if they are worried;
• Include opportunities in the PSHE and ICT curriculum for children
to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.
For further details please contact our SDP (Senior Designated Person –
the Head Teacher) or read our full policy on Safeguarding
and Child Protection.
To report abuse go to
Links to other school policies on Safeguarding Children and Disability Equality.
Media Advice for Teachers and Parents
Use - 2018
Cyber Bullying Policy
at Overbury School