It is the duty of the DSL to pass on concerns, when raised, about pupils in our school to the appropriate agencies. We will of course work in partnership where possible, in an open and honest relationship, with parents and carers.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Sarah Green
Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Helen Hadley, Sandy Thomas and Gary Smith
Prevent Single Point of Contact (SPOC): Sarah Green
Safeguarding Governor: Julie Kyle
Additional information about Safeguarding at Northleigh CE Primary School:
At Northleigh CE Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We ensure that everyone working in our school has the necessary checks completed to enable them to work with children and that they are regularly trained to deal with issues around child protection and safeguarding.
We have staff members and governors who are specifically trained and nominated within the school.
We have policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed below. Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions.
We follow the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership guidance and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our Designated Safeguarding Leads, with parents and with relevant external agencies.
We actively support the Government's Prevent agenda, to counter radicalism and extremism.
All staff have received PREVENT training on how to identify the early stages of radicalisation and what to do. We follow the mantra;
- All staff at Northleigh CE School have been trained to identify early cases of child sexual exploitation. At school, we use the CSE Screening tool if we have concerns.
- All staff have received training on FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). Staff know how to identify if a child may be at risk. They know the signs to look for and most importantly how to refer, following the schools safeguarding procedures.
Staff are expected to adhere to the school’s Code of Conduct and to maintain a professional manner at all times. They must report any concerns about staff conduct around children to the Headteacher. As in all schools, if there are concerns about the conduct of the Headteacher, then these should be shared with the Chair of Governors. The staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document. The Local Authority Designated Officer who manages allegations about members of staff can be contacted on 01905 843311
All staff and adults have a responsibility to make sure that children at Northleigh CE Primary School are safe; all children have a right to be protected from harm.
Northleigh Safeguarding Policy Documents
Our School has been given the opportunity to take part in a national project, which is being run locally in partnership with Worcestershire County Council and West Mercia Police.