Designated Safeguarding Lead; Looked After Children designated teacher; Online Safety Lead – Mr Simon Beahan
Mr Simon Beahan
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss Claudie Pattison
Miss Claudie Pattison
Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Val Woollven
Curbar Primary School recognises the important responsibility of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. As well as our pupils, our policy applies to the whole of the school’s workforce, along with volunteers, governors and any external contractors working on the school site. In particular, we ensure that all staff members have been appropriately checked for their suitability using the Safer Recruitment procedures.
In addition, we are committed to:
Raising awareness of safeguarding issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep themselves safe.
Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of harm or where the safety and well-being of a child is at risk or potentially at risk.
Supporting pupils who have been harmed, in accordance with an agreed, child centred plan.
Establishing a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination and bullying, where children can learn, play and develop happily.
We recognise that because of their day to day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of harm. Staff in schools will therefore:
Report any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school.
Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
Ensure that children know they can approach any adult in school if they are worried and they will receive a consistent and supportive response.
Provide within the curriculum opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise, and stay safe, from potential harm.
Safer Working Practices Statement
Curbar Primary School takes safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. We use a range of guidance and policies that provide a robust and rigorous structure to support safeguarding in school.
This information seeks to ensure that the responsibilities of school leaders, towards children and staff are discharged by raising awareness of illegal, unsafe, unprofessional and unwise behaviour.
It should assist staff to monitor their own standards and practice and reduce the risk of allegations being made against them.
It is also recognised that not all people who work with children work as paid or contracted employees. The principles and guidance still apply and should be followed by any person whose work brings them into contact with children.
Please refer to our ‘Safeguarding’ polices found on the School Policy and Procedure page or go to the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board at http://www.derbyshirescb.org.uk/
Out of Hours and Summer Safeguarding – Advice for Parents
Most of us look forward to the summer break with great excitement but for some young people it can be a time of anxiety especially for those who rely on regular face-to-face contacts with their friends or who enjoy the security and structure provided by the school day.
If you are concerned about any young person in respect of their emotional wellbeing or you feel that they are vulnerable to harm or abuse and you are uncertain whether they are receiving support you may wish to contact one of the agencies listed. Many of the agencies have established links and will ensure that your concern or query is directed to the appropriate agency.
Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) 01629 593 193
The relaxed atmosphere of a summer break can also lead to young people lowering their guard. Please continue to talk to the young people in your care about online and social media safety and encourage them to share any concerns that they have about any contacts they receive. CEOP have an excellent website called “Think u know” which can be accessed on https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ On the website there is a “Support Tools section on the top menu from which you can access a number of informative films which you may wish to watch on your own or with young people in your care.