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Winscombe Primary School

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

 

 Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Miss Andrea Muxworthy

 Deputy Safeguarding Lead:  Miss Claire Humphray
 Nominated Governor responsible for Child Protection:  Mr Mark Nicholson
 
What is Safeguarding?
 
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
 
Safeguarding means:
·         protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
·         preventing harm to children's health or development
·         ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
·         taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
 
What is Child Protection?
 
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare.  It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Prevent Strategy
 
From 1st July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism".  This duty is known as the Prevent Duty.  It applies to a wide range of public-facing bodies, including all primary and secondary schools.
 
Schools can build pupils' resilience to radicalisation by providing a safe environment for debating controversial issues and helping children to understand how they can influence and participate in decision making.  Schools are already expected to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils and, within this, fundamental British values.

 

Please click the link; http://educateagainsthate.com/
 
Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  - Procedural Information
 
From 21st October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, that someone under 18 has undergone FGM.
To obtain more information on FGM please click the link below - Keeping children safe in education.

 

E-Safety
 
Here at Winscombe Primary School, we recognise the benefits and opportunities that new technologies offer to teaching and learning.  We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement.  However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use.


The E-Safety Policy is available within the policy area of the website. 

 
Keeping Children Safe in Education - July 2016
 
Please on the link below to access the statutory guidance from the Department for Education.  It is imperative that all staff (including volunteers) read this guidance and provide consent that they have done so (a register exists to determine this).  Schools must have regard to the guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  This document contains information on what schools should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools must comply.

Please find supporting documents in relation to how the school keeps your child safe and the safeguarding procedures it will follow.

 

Please find supporting documents in relation to how the school keeps your child safe and the safeguarding procedures it will follow.

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