“Be happy and aim high”
All adults working with or on behalf of children have a responsibility to protect them and to provide a safe environment in which they can learn and achieve their full potential. However, there are key people within our school who have specific responsibilities under child protection procedures. The designated safeguarding lead is Miss Noden and deputy designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Carter.
The designated safeguarding lead in school takes lead responsibility for managing child protection referrals, safeguarding training and raising awareness of all child protection policies and procedures. They ensure that everyone in school (including temporary staff, volunteers and contractors) is aware of these procedures and that they are followed at all times. They act as a source of advice and support for other staff (on child protection matters) and ensure that timely referrals to Essex Children’s Social Care (Family Operations Hub) are made in accordance with current SET procedures. They work with the local authority and other agencies as required.
If for any reason the designated safeguarding lead is unavailable, the deputy designated safeguarding lead will act in their absence.
Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy. These include:
Our school Child Protection Policy has lots of information for Parents and Carers. If you prefer you can call the following number;
0345 6037627 and out of hours call 0345 6061212