Safeguarding (keeping ourselves safe)
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is best defined by the government as:
'Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children's mental health and physical 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'. (Keep Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges (DfE 2020). More information from the government can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2
It is our duty to:
At Rowsley Church of England Primary School the main Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Alexia Wyer and our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Claire Hewitt. If you have any safeguarding concerns, no matter how small they seem, then please contact Alexia Wyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our key aims are to ensure;
Everyone at Rowsley CofE Primary School is
committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. The school pays full regard to the DfES guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.
We endevour to create a safe, positive school atmosphere through our teaching and learning, pastoral support and care for our pupils. We work closely with families and external agencies to ensure we are keeping our pupils safe.
Trough our curriculum and nurturing environment we make sure that our children to achieve their full potential by:
We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult including volunteers and staff employed by contractors. Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, and checking previous employment history. It also includes undertaking interviews and DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) checks.
Safeguarding information for parents:
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)-
Childline – a free, private and confidential service.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
What to Do if You're Worried a Child is Being Abused