Keeping Children Safe
If you have any concerns that a child is in danger or being harmed in anyway, please do not hesitate to contact;
Designated Safeguarding lead: Donna Taylor-Smith
Deputy safeguarding leads: Donna Taylor-Smith, Kat Rand, Gabriella Nicholls, Katie Parry
Safeguarding - its everybody's business
At Rickley Park Primary School, we regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority. We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen. We know that both emotional stability and wellbeing are directly linked to learning. Therefore, we need to make sure all children are happy, safe and secure.
All staff undergo extensive training in the following areas;
Female Genital Mutilation
Child Sexual Exploitation
Prevention from extremist involvement
We will ensure that:
- The welfare of the child remains paramount.
- All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/ or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm.
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
- All staff and volunteers working at our school have a responsibility to report concerns to Mrs Taylor-Smith (Designated Senior Person for Child Protection)
We follow strict procedures to ensure that everyone who works with our children is vetted, keeping our children as safe as possible. Ongoing checks and ‘whistle-blowing’ are in line with current policy. Safer recruitment training has been undertaken by many of our staff.
We have an obligation to obtain necessary information from parents in advance of a child being admitted to school, including:
- emergency contact numbers;
- the child's special dietary requirements, preferences or food allergies the child may have;
- the child's special health requirements;
- information about who has legal contact with the child; and who has parental responsibility for the child.
Written parental permission is requested, at the time of the child's admission to the provision, to the seeking
of any necessary emergency medical advice or treatment in the future.
PARENTS & CARERS MUST TELL US OF ANY CHANGES TO THESE DETAILS.
The Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead also meets with Young Ones (our external, on-site childcare provider) regularly to share safeguarding information.
As part of our safeguarding arrangements we have a plan for different scenarios. One such scenario is a 'lockdown'. Lockdown procedures are important and would be used in response to an internal or external incident which could be a threat to the safety of staff and children in the school.
In the event of a lockdown parents will be notified by a text message (ParentMail) as soon as possible.
During a ‘lockdown’ our first priority will be the safety of the children and staff. We ask that you:
- Do not contact the school. Calling the school could tie up telephone lines that are needed for contacting emergency providers.
- Do not come to the school. You could interfere with emergency provider’s access to the school and may even put yourself and others in danger.
- Wait for the school to contact you about when it is safe for you to come get their children, and where this will be from.
Pupils will not be released to parents under any circumstances during a ‘lockdown’ until it is deemed by the emergency services safe to do so.
Designated e-safety lead:
Name: Kathryn Williams
Designated prevent lead:
Name: Donna Taylor-Smith
Designated Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and FGM lead:
Name: Donna Taylor-Smith
Designated CLA (Currently Looked After) lead:
Name: Nicole Miller
Designated Governor for Safeguarding:
Name: Veronica Belcher
Chair of Governing Body:
Name: Diane Farmer
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