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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Contacts in School

 

Designated Safeguarding Leader – Miss A. Harrison 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader – Mrs C Tamms and Miss R. Pickett

 

Safeguarding Officer - Mrs H. Houlston

Definition of Safeguarding

 

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.“ KCSIE 

Russells Hall Primary School Commitment to Safeguarding and Child Protection

 

At Russells Hall Primary School we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment.

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Adults in our school take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that may worry them. 

 

 

Safeguarding – Keeping children safe in education

 

We place the highest importance on the safeguarding of all members of our school community. This covers the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone.

The School has adopted the definition of the term ‘Safeguarding’ used in the Children Act 2004.

 

In summary this is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

 

The School’s safeguarding arrangements cover all aspects of life at School, in particular addressing these issues:

  • health and safety;
  • bullying;
  • other harassment and discrimination, including racism;
  • physical intervention;
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions;
  • behaviour
  • off-site visits;
  •  intimate care;
  •  internet and E-safety;
  •  physical security of the School site;
  •  recruitment and vetting of staff and visitors to the school site.

 

Communication with Parents

 

Our school will always discuss concerns with parents/carers and consent for any referrals should be sought unless to do so would:

 

  • Place the child at risk of significant harm or further risk of significant harm.

  • Place a vulnerable adult at risk of harm.

  • Compromise any enquiries that need to be undertaken by children’s social care or the police.

 

The school will endeavour to ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibilities placed on the school and staff for safeguarding children.

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