Safeguarding

This School believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children. We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or at risk of harm. We will work cooperatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Meet the Safeguarding Team

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Mrs. Rooney
The Deputies for the Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection are
Mrs. Churchill
and Mrs. McNally
The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Mr. Tamburro
We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.
Useful Links:

https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Please find below links to some relevant documentation and information:

National Online Safety – Parent Controls for iPhones 

National Online Safety – Parent Controls for Android Phones

National Online Safety – Social Media Scams September 2021

Domestic Violence Leaflet April 2020

National On-Line Safety – Tips for Children with New Devices Dec 2019

National On-Line Safety Tips for Children Nov 2019

Operation Encompass information from West Mercia Police

Safeguarding Policy 2021

Safeguarding Leaflet 2021 for Parents, Visitors and Volunteers

Safeguarding COVID-19 School Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection

The site below “Your Life, Your Choice” provides advice and guidance for families, children and adults of all ages:

https://ylyc.worcestershire.gov.uk/

It also provides information on raising concerns; links to domestic violence and abuse websites; gives family support and includes a section on school with advice on starting a new school.  There is also a section on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

If you are concerned that your child may be vulnerable to extremism or you wish to know more about what it means, there is a website that you can visit with a section especially for parents:

https://educateagainsthate.com

I recommend a look at the website as it addresses key questions and gave some useful definitions and explanations.