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SCOTT - BROADWOOD C of E INFANT SCHOOL

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Scott-Broadwood CofE Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our employment practices reflect this commitment.

 

The safety and wellbeing of every child in the care of Scott-Broadwood CofE Infant School is our absolute priority. We expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, governors, visitors, contractors and third party professionals to share this view. The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders, can be found here. More information on the DBS filtering rule can be found here.

Safeguarding Personnel

The term “Designated Safeguarding Lead” (DSL) is used in the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education document and refers to the person accountable for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of the children in the care of their setting. The role of the DSL must be fulfilled be a member of the schools senior leadership team to ensure that they have appropriate authority and status to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters.

Alex Colclough, Headteacher is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Senior Mental Health Lead.

 

 

Laura Bromham, Lead Teacher is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL).

 

 

Hugh von Bergen is the Nominated Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor.

 

 

Reporting a Concern

Immediate Risk

If it is an emergency and you are concerned that a child may be at immediate risk of harm, please contact the Police by calling: 999.

If you are not sure whether you should call the Police, click here.

Registering a concern about a child

If you are concerned that a child is at risk of harm or has been harmed, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead immediately acolclough@sbinfant.uk or lbromham@sbinfant.uk 01306 711 181.

Alternatively, you can contact Children's Services directly. Please click on the hyperlink:     Surrey Children’s Services  

Registering a concern about an adult who works with children

If your concern is about an adult who is working or volunteering with children, please contact Alex Colclough, Headteacher on acolclough@sbinfant.uk or 01306 711 181.

If your concern is regarding a Headteacher, please contact Hugh von Bergen our Chair of Governors, hvonbergen@sbinfant.uk or 07802 610 118.

Alternatively, you can contact the Local Authority Designated Officer on 0300 123 1650* or LADO@surreycc.gov.uk

Our Offer

The school takes its safeguarding responsibilities seriously and is clear that everyone is responsible for keeping all children safe from harm or abuse. The best interests of the child are placed firmly at the centre of all that we do.

The DSL provides support, guidance and training to ensure that safeguarding culture is as strong and effective as it can be.

DSLs attend half-termly  network meetings which are supplemented with high quality CPD throughout the year, alongside access to additional online training through Olive. We are currently transitioning from paper records to CPoms to record and monitor any concerns about children. We use relevant template policies from Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and the Education Safeguarding Team, where applicable.

Supervision  

We believe that those involved in safeguarding in our schools, are entitled to appropriate support and development through supervision.

Our supervision policy can be found here.

Other sources of advice and support

NSPCC Child Protection Line: 0808 8005000

Childline: 0800 1111

Samaritans: 116 123

On the 1st April 2021, the DfE established a dedicated helpline, run by the NSPCC, to support survivors of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings: 0800 136 663 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

Stop it now - Sexual Abuse Helpline for adults: 0808 1000900

NAPAC - Supporting recovery from childhood abuse: 0808 801 0331

A directory of further helplines can be downloaded here.

Policies

All staff (including supply staff and volunteers) must ensure that they are aware and understand our school safeguarding procedures.

Raising Concerns

If you have any concerns about an adult who is working or volunteering in our school, the school’s Allegations of Abuse Against Adults Policy can be found here. This policy includes our approach to the management of 'low level' concerns.

Our Whistleblowing (protected disclosures) policy can be found here.

The school has produced guidance on safer working practices which can be found here.

Our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

 

DBS Filtering

Information on DBS filtering and where employees and potential candidates can obtain independent advice on this matter, can be found on the Why Join Us page.