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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Stroud Green Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns, which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them 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.

 

Child Protection Policy 

The School’s Child Protection (CP) policy draws upon duties conferred by the Children Acts 1989 and 2004, The Children and Families Act 2014, S175 of the 2002 Education Act, guidance contained in “Working Together to Safeguard Children”, the DfE’s statutory guidance “Keeping children safe in education”,

We also have regard to the advice contained in DfE’s “What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused” and “Information Sharing – Advice for practitioners”.

The policy is applicable to all on and off-site activities undertaken by pupils whilst they are the responsibility of the School.

We will ensure that all staff read at least Part one of DfE guidance “Keeping children safe in education” and that mechanisms are in place to assist staff to understand and discharge their role and responsibilities as set out in Part one.

POLICY AIMS

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Identify the names of responsible persons in the school and explain the purpose of their role
  • Describe what should be done if anyone in the school has a concern about the safety and welfare of a child who attends the school
  • Identify the particular attention that should be paid to those children who fall into a category that might be deemed “vulnerable”
  • Set out expectations in respect of training
  • Ensure that those responsible for recruitment are aware of how to apply safeguarding principles in employing staff
  • Set out expectations of how to ensure children are safeguarded when there is potential to come into contact with non-school staff, e.g. volunteers, contractors etc.
  • Outline how complaints against staff will be handled
  • Set out expectations regarding record keeping
  • Clarify how children will be kept safe through the everyday life of the school
  • Outline how the implementation of this policy will be monitored.

This policy is consistent with all other policies adopted by the Governing Board and should in particular be read in conjunction with the following policies relevant to the safety and welfare of children: