Safeguarding

St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School, its staff and volunteers, are all committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children at every point in their learning adventure.

 

At times, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that any concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move may negatively impact upon the child’s welfare.

 

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding procedures, including:

 

Safeguarding (inc. Child Protection) Policy

Child on Child abuse Policy

Online Safety Policy

Prevent Risk Assessment

Anti-Bullying Policy

Behaviour for Learning Policy

Staff Code of Conduct

Whistleblowing Policy

First Aid and Medical Policy

EYFS Policy (inc. Intimate Care Policy and Safe use of Mobile Phones in EYs settings). 

Many of the above policies are available for review on the policies page of the school website, other policies are available via request to the school office.

Training

 

We follow best-practice guidance to ensure that all our staff are trained to the highest standard. As a result, all our staff and volunteers receive annual training and updates for Safeguarding, Child-protection, Prevent and Online Safety.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead and her deputies are trained to Level 4 and receive regular, termly updates through Staffordshire Safeguarding termly briefings and update courses.

 

Who is here to help? 

 

 

 

If you are concerned about a child …

 

Members of the public who have safeguarding concerns about a child, or unborn child, are asked to call the Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support Service on 0800 1313 126. 

Further information about Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support Service is available via the Staffordshire County Council website: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Care-for-children-and-families/Childprotection/First-Response.aspx 

If you are concerned about a child who attends our school, you are invited to also speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (above) in school to share your concerns. 

 

Online Safety Concerns

If you are concerned about something a child has accessed whilst online, you can report harmful content through the national reporting tool here: 

SWGfL Report Harmful Content

You can also find out more about protecting your child when they are online through the Think You Know website which is funded by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Useful parent guides are also available for lots of the apps and websites our children commonly use on our school website here: https://www.st-peters-hixon.staffs.sch.uk/parents/online-safety-information/

Prevent Agenda

 

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism, to this end we develop an annual risk assessment and action plan to protect our learners from the risk of radicalisation and extremism of any form. This risk assessment and action plan is available on request, via the school office.