Dolton Church of england school SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Dolton Church of England School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We recognise that all adults including temporary staff, volunteers, parents and Local School Committee members have a full and active part to play in the protection of our pupils.

We believe that Dolton Church of England School should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating learning environment that promotes the fair and just principles of British values to support the social, emotional, physical and moral development of each child.

 

PEOPLE TO CONTACT AT Dolton Church of England School REGARDING CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mrs Rachael Sharpe Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Mrs Paula McAdams Lions Class Teacher
Local Schools Committee Member for Safeguarding Mrs Wendy Conaghan LSC member
Designated Director for Safeguarding Mr Tim Bridger Chair of Board of Directors

 

If you have any safeguarding concerns please let us know on 01805 804315 or ring MASH on 0345 155 1071

If you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email [email protected] and give as much information as you can.

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2020_21

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2020_21 - Dolton

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Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy COVID APPENDIX 2020_21

Appendix to Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (Dolton)

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Paper copies of our Policies are available on request. 

Other policies connected to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children include those listed below, all of which can be viewed on the Policies page of our website

  • Positive Handling
  • Medical Conditions and Administration of Medicines
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Online Safety
  • Preventing Radicalisation

 

We follow the Local Authority’s Safer Recruitment protocols and the Department for Education Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, ‘What to do if you are worried that a child is being abused’, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ – all of the Departmental guidance notes can be downloaded below.

 We actively support the Government’s ‘Prevent’ agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.

 

We have a Health & Safety Policy for the practical protection of children and adults on the school site; this can be viewed on the Policies page of our school website. Health & Safety is routinely monitored by the school’s staff and the Local School Committee.

 

All adults working in school have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance together with safeguarding checks in accordance with policy. All staff have regular safeguarding training.

 

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare please record your concern and any observations or conversations heard and report to a member of the school's safeguarding team as soon as possible. If you do find yourself needing to report a concern, we stress the need for absolute confidentiality to be observed and maintained at all times.

 

Our commitment to online safety is demonstrated through the deployment of the ‘Report an Issue’ button on our school website. This links to the South West Grid for Learning’s ‘Whisper’ reporting system and enables pupils, parents and members of the public to instantly report any online content giving cause for concern.

 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

 

Further information on Safeguarding children in Devon can be found on the Devon and Torbay Safeguarding Children Boards website.

 

NSPCC 'Underwear Guide' for Parents to talk with their children about NSPCC "Pants"

 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents / carers first unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

 

Further information on Safeguarding children in Devon can be found on the Devon and Torbay Safeguarding Children Boards website.