Safeguarding Children

 

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 therefore:
• 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.

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Links to other school policies on Safeguarding Children and Disability Equality.

Disability Equality Scheme

Social Media Advice for Teachers and Parents

Responsible Internet Use - 2018

Anti Bullying Policy

Anti Cyber Bullying Policy

e-Safety at Overbury School