Southborough C of E Primary School

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It includes issues such as: pupil health and safety; bullying; racist abuse; harassment and discrimination; use of physical intervention; meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions; providing first aid; drug and substance misuse; educational visits; intimate care; internet safety; school security 
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 At our school we endeavour to support the welfare and safety of all pupils through:

  • maintaining children's welfare as our paramount concern
  • ensuring the content of the curriculum includes social and emotional aspects of learning
  • ensuring that child protection is included in the curriculum to help children stay safe, recognise when they don't feel safe and identify who they might/can talk to
  • providing suitable suport and guidance so that children have a range of appropriate adults to approach if they are in difficulties
  • promoting a positive, supportive, neutral and secure environment where children can develop a sense of being valued and heard in their own right
  • ensuring all steps are taken to maintain site security and children's physical safety
  • working with parents to build an understanding of the school's responsibility to ensure the welfare of all children including the need for referral to other agencies in some situations
  • ensuring all staff are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and are aware of the school's procedures and lines of communication
  • monitoring children and young people who have been identified as having welfare or protection concerns; keeping confidential records which are stored securely and shared appropriately with other professionals
  • developing effective and supportive liaison with other agencies

Our school is a community and all those directly connected: staff, governors, parents, families and pupils, have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure. We welcome suggestions and comments contributing to this process.

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