Every school must have a Child Protection Policy – often referred to as the school’s Safeguarding Policy.  The aim of the policy is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work.  Having the policy in place ensures that all members of our school community:

  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
  • Fully support the school’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

Click on the links below to read our Child Protection policy:

CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It presents schools with a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for.

Click on the links below to read our other safeguarding policies:

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

EDUCATIONAL VISITS POLICY

EXTREMISM POLICY

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

School Safeguarding Team

Jayne Mitchell – Executive Headteacher & Designated Child Protection Officer

Heather Coward – Head of School & Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer

Michael Collins and Sue Robbins  – Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers

Cause for Concern

Our first priority is of course your child’s welfare and school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils.  However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse.  We will ensure that our concerns about a child are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

If you would like further information about keeping your child safe, the  National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has lots of advice and  guidance.  Follow the link below to access their website.

NSPCC Website

E Safety

At St. Andrew’s we promote E Safety on a daily basis.  We also have a special week of events to promote staying safe online.  We encourage our parents and children to visit the CEOP website (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) to build knowledge of how to stay safe online.  This website has lots of fun activities from which children can gain vital information on staying safe – follow the link below to access the CEOP website:

CEOP – ThinkUKnow Website

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:

Report a concern HERE

 

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