All staff have current safeguarding training and new staff have safeguarding training as part of their induction. All staff across the school receive an annual update from the Designated Safeguarding Lead in addition to this and regular updates through Support Staff/ TA/ Teacher CPD Meetings.
We review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.
Staff are asked to report any cause for concern to the Safeguarding Team. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns.
Executive Headteacher, Yr6 Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Head of School, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
SENCO, Inclusion Manager, Early Help Lead & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss H Cullimore
Year 5 Class Teacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Yr 2 Class Teacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Nailsworth CE Primary School is committed to providing Early Help to children and young people. Our priority is to focus on the needs and listen to the views of the child.
“Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years” (Keeping Children Safe in Education, Sept 2023)
“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.” (Keeping Children Safe in Education, Sept 2023)
What if I have a concern about a child?
“Effective safeguarding is achieved by putting children at the centre of the system and by every individual and agency playing their full part… This child centred approach is fundamental to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every child… Whatever the form of abuse or neglect, practitioners should put the needs of children first when determining what action to take.” (Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018)
If you have a concern about your own children or those of others at the school, please contact the school office and ask for a Designated Safeguarding Lead. These are your points of contact in relation to any safeguarding and child protection issues.
If you have concerns that a child may be at risk of serious harm, contact The Front Door (Children and Families Helpdesk) on 01452 42 6565 (9am-5pm).
In an emergency, where a child may be at risk of immediate harm, call the Police on 999.
Key documents and web pages:
|Our school Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
|Our Low-Level Concerns Policy
|Our Staff Code of Conduct
|Our school Online Safety Policy
|Department of Education
|Department of Education (2018 is the most up to date version)
|Safer Recruitment Consortium homepage with link to most current document
|Department for Education Guidance on the duty to train staff to prevent radicalisation. All our staff undergo Prevent Duty training
|Government documents that raise awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) and provide advice on preventative measures. All our staff undergo training related to FGM
|The National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) offer support and advice for parents and families as well as professionals covering all areas of abuse.
|Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership: a ‘shared and equal duty’ between NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire Constabulary and Gloucestershire County Council.
|Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Procedures and Protocols