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SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Britannia Village Primary School Safeguarding Statement

 

At Britannia Village Primary School staff and Governors are concerned that all aspects of school life are ‘fair’ and ‘safe’ for pupils, staff, parents, carers and all our visitors.

 

The following policies and documents are all in place and designed to achieve a fair, safe and harmonious environment, in which children are safe from harm, know that staff have their welfare at heart, and know that staff will always listen when they want to discuss a problem:

  • Child Protection Policy.
  • Looked After Children Policy.
  • Intimate Care Policy.
  • Equality Duty.
  •  ICT Acceptable Use Policy.
  •  Behaviour Policy.
  • Recruitment and Selection Policy (Local Authority).
  • Whistle Blowing Policy (Local Authority)
  • Health and Safety Policy (Local Authority and school)
  • Attendance policy
  • Educational Visits Policy

All policies and guidance apply to all staff, governors and volunteers working in school and are in place to ensure that:

 

  • The school practices ‘safe recruitment’ with regard to checking the suitability of all staff and volunteers who work in school.
  • The school has a firmly embedded ‘child protection’ policy which is brought to staff’s attention initially as part of their induction to school, then via further inset provision, including developing a clear understanding of procedures for identifying and reporting cases of suspected abuse and the provision of subsequent support for these children.
  • The school is a safe environment in which children thrive and develop.

 

The school follows – the Local Authority School Safeguarding arrangements which encompass the ‘DFES 2005’ Arrangements ‘to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children’, and all subsequent guidance issued by the DCFS. In accordance with which the Headteacher, Deputy headteacher and Assistant Headteacher have been nominated as the members of staff with responsibility for ‘child protection’ taking into account all aspects of Child Abuse (Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect).

 

With regard to the above the school has developed sound policies and procedures, has good relationships with parent/carers and has the support and guidance of the appropriate LA services.Staff Recruitment procedures are completed for all school staff and those working in school on a voluntary basis, see the Local Authority’s Recruitment and Selection Policy.

 

Staff induction includes the following:

  • Duty of care.
  • Standards of behaviour.
  • Code of Conduct and staff handbook.
  • Education Visits, School Journey and After School Clubs.
  • Health and Safety.
  • First Aid and administration of medicines.
  • ICT Acceptable use Policy.
  • Whistle Blowing

Statement reviewed by Governors Spring 2016. Due for Review January 2018

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