All Saints C of E Infant School recognises the important responsibility for Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children. The school's policy applies to the whole of the school's workforce, along with volunteers, governors and any contractors working on the school site. In particular Staff recruitment and selection - ensuring that all staff (volunteers etc.) have been appropriately checked for their suitability, using the Safe Recruitment procedures.
- Raising awareness of safeguarding issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
- Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
- Supporting pupils who have been abused, in accordance with an agreed, child-centred plan.
- Establishing a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination or bullying, where children can learn and develop happily.
We recognise that because of their day-to-day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. Staff in schools will therefore:
- Report any inappropriate behaviour / activities to designated staff.
- Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
- Ensure that children know that they can approach any adult in school if they are worried and they will receive a consistent, supportive response.
- Provide, within the Health and Well-being curriculum, opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise, and stay safe, from abuse
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All Saints C of E Infant School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have any Safeguarding concerns about a child or adult, please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads or a member of staff who will then cascade to a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Sara Bedford (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs)
Mrs Tanya Cooper
Mrs Caroline Philipson
Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor
Mrs Caroline Passant
CEOP / E-safety Coordinator
Mrs Sharon Gray
What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
Safeguarding relates to the broader aspects of education, for example, mental well-being of pupils and staff, health and safety, medical conditions, trips, first aid, online safety, risk assessments, children's and staff security.
Child Protection is part of safeguarding it protects children from a range of issues, including Neglect & Physical abuse, sexual and emotional abuse.
All staff have annual training in Safeguarding and Child Protection. Safeguarding is a permanent agenda item at staff meetings which enables staff to discuss any aspects of Safeguarding regularly.
All staff have undertaken safeguarding training including FGM and CSE, E-Safety training and Radicalisation Training
All staff have completed the College of Policing CHANNEL General Awareness Module online
All staff have completed HM Government Prevent e-learning course
The DSL (and/or DDSLs) have undertaken further safeguarding training including Operation Encompass and attend termly DSL meetings.
For further information please click on Think You Know website
Keeping Children Safe in Education
All staff and Governors have read, signed, understand and follow Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1.
All Governors have read, signed, understand and follow Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 2
The DSL, DDSLs and SBM have read, understand and follow Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 3
Further information - Working Together to Safeguard Children and What to do if you are worried a child is being abused can be found on the DfE website.
All staff and Governors have annual training in E-safety
All staff have completed CSE and Radicalisation online training
The children have E-safety training as part of their computing curriculum, parent and guardians agree to our E-Safety rules before their child(ren) are able to use any technology within the school.
Mrs Sharon Gray has attended CEOP Think you know how training
The National Crime Agency's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. Click on link above to access their website.
Operation Encompass Scheme
Mrs Sara Bedford has attended the Surrey Training for Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a scheme run jointly between schools, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council. It has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of school and might have an impact on a child.
Operation Encompass will ensure that the Key Adult (Mrs Bedford) is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported missing. This means that the Key Adult can ensure that the child is supported whilst they are in school.
Mrs Sara Bedford (Headteacher), Mr Alan Corcoran (Co-Chair of Governors), Mrs Charlotte Carr (Governor) and Mrs Jo Webb (School Business Manager) have undertaken NSPCC Safer Recruitment Training. All Saints School follows the procedures when recruiting any new member of staff including volunteers.
All members of staff, governors and volunteers have DBS checks before they begin at our school.
NSPCC Pants Campaign
We have made all parents and guardians aware of the NSPCC Pants campaign which is aimed at preventing abuse in children. Please click on link to access.
If you, or someone you know, wants to talk about anything at all, call The Helpline Hotline on their free helpline: 0800 141 2055. Lines are currently open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
Surrey Family Information Service
The Surrey Family Information Service want to support all parents and carers, professionals, children and young people (aged 0-25), to help them make informed decisions about services or support they may want or need to access. To help you find services available in your local area, or online, they have created a directly of over 8000 service (including ones offered by organisations other than Surrey County Council), covering SEND, childcare, health, education, social care, leisure and help and support 13 services. Please click on link above to access website. If you can't find what you are looking for online, they also have an enquiry service where you can contact the team for further help, information or advise online, over the phone or by email.
NSPCC - 0808 800 5000
Surrey Police - 101
If a child is in immediate danger call 999
National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247