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Keeping Children Safe

John Betts Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of the school community to share this commitment.

The school ensures that the principles identified below, many of which derive from the Children Act 1989, are followed by all staff.

 

  • All children have a right to be kept safe and protected from abuse.
  • Child abuse can occur in all cultures, religions and social classes.
  • We must be sensitive to families’ cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Children must have the opportunity to express their views and be heard.
  • If there is a conflict of interests between the child and parent, the interests of the child must be paramount.
  • The responsibility to initiate agreed procedures rests with the individual who identifies the concern.
  • All staff must endeavour to work in partnership with those who hold parental responsibility for a child.
  • Information in the context of a child protection enquiry must be treated as CONFIDENTIAL and only shared with those who need to know.
  • All staff have appropriate and regular training.

 

All visitors and volunteers should have a DBS check, which they must present to the school office when visiting or volunteering for the first time, along with some form of photo identification.

If any member of the school community has significant concerns about any child they must make them known to the Designated or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads without delay.

These concerns may include:

Physical abuse

Emotional abuse

Neglect

Sexual abuse

Identifying cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) and Forced Marriage

 

Please click on the following links for further and more detailed information from the DfE:

Working Together to Safeguard Children’ July 2018 

'Keeping Children Safe in Education - Part 1' September 2018 

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr Andrew Connell (Deputy Headteacher)

 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Ms Louise Hoyle (Head of Inclusion)

Miss Jessica Mair (Headteacher)

NSPCC have created a video to help you talk to your child about how to keep themselves safe, what is acceptable and who is safe to talk to if they are feeling unsure.   To view this video please click here

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