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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

IF WE HAVE A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN, WE HAVE A DUTY TO INFORM THE APPROPRIATE SAFEGUARDING INDIVIDUALS OR AGENCIES.

e.g. Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Family Service, Social Services

Safeguarding Children

Pupils, staff and Governors of St. Peter's C of E Primary and Nursery School believe that effectively safeguarding children is essential. We want to keep all children safe from harm and ensure that their well-being and welfare, is a priority throughout the school day and life.

 

Please also see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy available in the policy section of the website and remember if you do have any concerns, please do come and talk to us. Yvonne Reeson is the Senior Designated Person for Safeguarding and Bettina Houghton is the Deputy.

Training

 

All staff including teachers, teaching assistants and the office manager completed their annual Safeguarding training on 4th September 2023.  The midday supervisors completed their safeguarding training on Wednesday 13th September 2023.

Staff completed the Home Office's Prevent and Channel training in September 2022.

All course participation certificates are kept in the school Safeguarding file in the Head teacher's office.

The Safer Schools App

 

Safer Schools is a multi-award-winning safeguarding ecosystem, created to educate, empower and protect your entire school community, in a digital World.

 

This app will give you access to ALL of the safeguarding information that you need.

Step 1: download the Safer Schools App from the App store

Step 2: Scan the QR code into your phone

Step 3: Scan the QR code below to access the St. Peter's Safer Schools portal:

 

 

If you would like your KS2 child to have access to the Safer Schools App, there is a child-friendly version.

Please follow the steps above then scan the pupil QR code below:

 

Mobile Phones

In the interests of child safety the following procedures have been put in place for the use of mobile phones in school: 

 

Pupils

Pupils are not permitted to have mobile phones at school or on trips, except in exceptional circumstances as agreed with the headteacher.

 

If in the event of a parent wishing for his/her child to bring a mobile phone to school to contact the parent after school:

 

-the phone must be handed in, switched off, to the office first thing in the morning before school starts and collected from the office by the child at home time after they have been dismissed by the Class Teacher  (the phone is left at the owner’s own risk).

 

Mobile phones used in school without permission will be confiscated and must be collected by the parent.

 

Staff

Teachers and teaching assistants use school iPads in and around the school to take photographs, collect evidence of learning etc.

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Parents and visitors

We request that parents and visitors do not use mobile phones in the school building or grounds. Mobile phones must never be used to take photographs in the school building or grounds without prior consent of the leadership team. Any photographs that are taken at events must be of your child only and not displayed on social media unless it is only containing your child.

The Prevent Duty; the Role of Prevent Duty Officers and the Act Early campaign

PREVENT DUTY

St. Peter’s C of E Primary & Nursery School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school, we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

On 1st July 2015 the Prevent Duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

As part of St. Peter's C of E School’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection, we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.

Prevent Risk Assessment

Play Safe, a new national safeguarding campaign (Football Association)

Over the weekend, the Football Association and the NSPCC launched ‘Play Safe’, a national campaign to focus attention on the vital importance of safeguarding in football. At the heart of the campaign are three short films to emphasise the importance of safeguarding for key groups of people, crucially children themselves.

One aspect of the campaign is prompting parents to ask questions:

• Do you know your child’s club Welfare Officer? 

• If so, do you have their tel no. in your ‘phone, as well as that of the NSPCC?

• Are you up to speed with your child’s club’s safeguarding policies and procedures?

• Do you regularly check-in with your child to see what they are enjoying/not enjoying and why?

More information can be found here: https://www.thefa.com/PlaySafe

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