Safeguarding

At Staverton CE Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Our school is a safe place for children; every adult in our school takes  the responsibility for safeguarding our children extremely seriously. We have trained designated safeguarding leaders and a designated safeguarding governor. 

We teach the children about personal safety through our curriculum.  We have clear guidance for children, teachers and parents to help children to use the internet safely and responsibly (See our E-Safety section.)

Our staff recruitment policies and practices meet safer recruitment requirements.  We always pursue identity checks and qualification checks and we take up written references before confirming employment.  We require clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before employing any staff, in addition to pursuing ISA list checks; this includes supply teachers and outside club and coaching staff.

Should you have any safeguarding concerns please contact one of our DSL (Designated Safeguarding Leads):  Mrs Ruth Walker-Green or Mrs Zea Marenghi-Smith.  Our Safeguarding / Child Protection policy can be found on our Policies page.

Below is the link for Northamptonshire County Council, which includes contact details for Northamptonshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), if you have concerns about the safety of a child:

http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/children/protecting-children/pages/default.aspx    

The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children’s Board website (link below) has a whole host of useful information for parents.  The NSCB’s vision is “Working together to ensure all children and young people grow up in a safe environment.”

http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/parents-carers/useful-guides-parents-carers-families/


Other contacts / links:

NSPCC: help, advice or concerns about the safety of a child: 0808 800 5000 http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

Women’s Aid: http://www.womensaid.org.uk/default.asp

Mind: Mental Health Charity:  http://www.mind.org.uk/?gclid=CK6U5oiotMUCFUyWtAodRUcAAg

Northampton and District Mind: 01604 634310

  

Pupil Illness:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and have a duty to ensure the health and well being of all children in order for them to be successful learners in a learning environment that is clean, healthy and safe for everyone.  The school has procedures in place which are effectively implemented to deal with children taken ill at school.  These procedures are outlined in our Pupil Illness Policy which can be found on our Policies page. 

 

We work with parents to follow the published guidance by Public Health England regarding infection control in schools.  Below is the link to the guidance for further information for parents.

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/infection-control-in-schools-poster


Administering medicines:

In line with our Administering Medicines Policy, medicines can only be administered that have been prescribed by a doctor or some other authorised person and where it would be detrimental to a child’s health if the medicine were not administered during the day. Non-prescription medicines cannot be administered by staff but parents/carers can make arrangements at lunch time to administer the medication to their child as necessary.

Please find below the school’s Medication Consent Form that can be printed, completed and returned to school with the necessary medication.  Alternatively, this form can be obtained from the School Office.

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Mrs R Walker-Green,
11 May 2015, 09:19