Longton Safeguarding and Prevent Strategies
Our school fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school’. This policy applies to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of the school.
There are three main elements to our Child Protection Policy.
Creating a positive school atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support to pupils where children have opportunities to have a voice and that their wishes and feelings are listened to and taken into account.
By following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are trained to recognise possible signs and symptoms of abuse and are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to child protection concerns.
To pupils and school staff and to children who may have been abused.
1. All staff will follow the procedures agreed with the LA as set out in the Child Protection Committee ‘Guidelines for Child Protection’.
2. There is an appropriate ‘nominated member of staff’ who must be informed immediately of any concern and they will lead the school’s response to any concern.
3. If there is any allegation made concerning the nominated member of staff, then a member of the school senior leadership team must be informed and they will assume the role of ‘nominated member of staff’ until the allegation has been investigated and fully resolved..
4. Detailed records will be kept at every stage.
5. Outside agencies will be fully involved at appropriate stages as set out in the ‘Guidelines for Child Protection’.
Children will be happy and enjoy their time in school. The protection of children is the responsibility of everyone in school and so all will be vigilant in their duty of care of children. This school will be a place of safety where the welfare, care and protection of children is paramount so that it supports and encourages their growth and development both in and out of school. This policy should be read in conjunction with other school policies.