East Wittering Community Primary School
All children have the right to be protected from harm.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff and volunteers are trained in Child Protection and Safeguarding, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and both staff and volunteers are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
To promote a safe environment for students, East Wittering Community Primary School employs a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
We work in partnership with other agencies like the Health Authority, Social Services and the police to identify, assess, and support children who are, or who may be, suffering harm.
Because our first concern must be the well-being of your child, there may be occasions when we have to consult other agencies before we contact you. The procedures we have to follow have been laid down in accordance with the Local Authority Child Protection Procedures.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs Justine Brooks Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Tom Cornell Deputy Headteacher
Designated Governor for Child Protection and Safeguarding: Mr Derek Hills Chair of Governors
Areas of safeguarding are also covered in the school's policies including:
Acceptable Use Policy (including E Safety, Digital and Social Media)
Anti-bullying, Behaviour & Discipline
Attendance, Removal from Roll, Missing Children in Education
Child Protection and safeguarding (incl. Management of allegations against staff & Recording Policy)
Drugs and Substance Misuse
Equal Opportunities Policy
First Aid (including management of medical conditions, intimate care)
Health and Safety (including school security)
Recruitment and Selection
Use of Reasonable Force
Use of Photographs/Video
Whistle Blowing (Confidential Reporting Policy)
School policies are published on the school web-site; hard copies may also be obtained from the school office.
|Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Sept 2018||[docx 284KB]|