Safeguarding

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Child Protection Statement

‘Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act, without delay, to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.’

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (DFE 2018)

 

Key Documents

 

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

 

Working Together to Safeguard Children July https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/729914/Working_Together_to_Safeguard_Children-2018.pdf

St Paul’s CE Primary School Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Link to Safeguarding Policy

Having the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in place ensures that all members of the 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

 

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a project which is coordinated by Greater Manchester Police and works in partnership with schools. The project aims to support and safeguard children and young people who have been affected by, experienced or witnessed incidents involving domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass ensures that staff are aware of any incidents that have occurred and are prepared in advance of children arriving in school so that the appropriate support can be put in place.

Operation Encompass Letter

 

 

The following links provide additional useful information:

NSPCC

www.nspcc.org.uk

ChildLine

https://www.childline.org.uk/

Wigan Council – Children’s Health and Social Care

https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Health-Social-Care/Children-and-young-people/Childrens-health-and-social-care.aspx

Greater Manchester Police

http://www.gmp.police.uk/

 

E-Safety

The following links provide useful information regarding keeping our children safe online:

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) www.ceop.police.uk

ChildLine www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC www.nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety

NSPCC Net Aware www.net-aware.org.uk

Think U Know www.thinkuknow.co.uk  

 

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