Safeguarding at Stutton CEVCP School
Our school places high priority on the protection and safety of our children.
In the past, the term ‘safeguarding’ referred to child protection issues. It now covers a number of different aspects – all relating to keeping children safe. At Stutton CEVCP School, attendance, behaviour, online safety, educational visits, as well as child protection, all come under the safeguarding umbrella.
School staff have a responsibility to protect the children in our care, this may result in taking action and referring serious concerns to highly trained professionals outside the school.
If parents have a concern about a child’s well-being, you must contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, at school as soon as possible.
Early Help Offer
- We take the time to listen to children’s concerns.
- Experienced, supportive staff are available to chat to children if they have a concern or a problem that they would like to share.
- Chaplaincy work throughout our school, provided by Heather, offering pastoral and emotional support for our children. Time is available each week to chat with children and offer a listening ear.
- Annie brings Spook, a PAT dog, to listen to children read and share any worries.
- We take the time to listen to families too. Sometimes you might need to share information with us. We will listen and signpost you to support if we can’t provide sufficient help ourselves.
- In-house safeguarding protocols and trained Safeguarding staff
- An effective PSHE Curriculum which develops key life skills, not just for school
- In-house behaviour support
- Support from, or referral to external agencies (including the school Nurse service, counselling, bereavement, social care, behaviour support)
- Learning interventions specific to your child (reading, phonics, maths)
Safeguarding involves everyone
The key adults in our school are:
Anne Clarke: Interim headteacher, DSL> 04.10.2017 Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Prevent Lead and Whistleblowing (raising concerns about school staff)
Janette Newbould: Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jo Hazlewood: Safeguarding Governor
It is your DUTY to report any concerns that you may have about a child.
If you are concerned about a child you don’t have to be the Designated Safeguarding Lead to make a referral:
Customer First Tel: 0808 800 4005
Stutton Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy Stutton Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy – draft