Safeguarding

Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that we have a child protection policy and procedures in place.

All staff including our volunteers and supply staff must ensure they are aware of our procedures. This is detailed in our signing in system and can be emailed out in advance on request (hnewbitt@stbarnabasmat.com).

The staff at Quethiock CofE Primary School take seriously their responsibility under Section 157 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.

Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, action will be taken to protect that child. Action will also be taken to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.We do this by providing a safe environment for children to learn and play, identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at school and at home.

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 always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with the parents/ carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.

 

If you have a concern about a child please speak to Mrs Annie Kenton (Head of School).

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Annie Kenton (Head of School).

Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Miss Ruth Miller (Pre-School Manager).

 

The Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the Prevent agenda: Mrs Annie Kenton 

Designated Lead for Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE): Mrs Annie Kenton 

Designated Teacher for Children in Care: Miss Ruth Miller