The safety and well being of all children in our setting is vitally important to us.
What is Safeguarding Children and Child Protection?
Local Authorities and schools are legally required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This includes a broad range of issues e.g. Health and Safety, bullying, meeting medical needs, first aid, school security, drugs and substance use. We have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at all times in our settings who is the person responsible for making sure the correct procedures are followed in keeping children safe. They are the first point of contact for any concerns about a child’s welfare.
Refers to the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering, or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. The policies we have show the routes we take to ensure the safety of all children.
Staff have a legal obligation to safeguard children’s welfare. This includes recording any injuries affecting a child and as a result we may have to contact another agency such as Social Care and Health without consulting parents first. The school follows the Local Authority guidelines and procedures for child protection. The school has its own policy and staff are trained in child protection issues. All staff and volunteers have enhanced DBS checks.
If your child has an accident it will be recorded and you will be informed. If there is a serious injury we will make every effort to contact you immediately. Please ensure that we always have a current contact number.
Safety and Security Doors
Please remember to close all outside doors when entering and leaving our school. In the interest of safety we lock the outside door between 9.30 a.m. and 2.45 p.m. Please ring the bell if the door is locked. Please take your child into the classrooms and to their member of staff – don’t leave younger children unattended in the corridor.
Buggies and Bikes
We ask you to leave buggies and bikes in the covered area at the back of the children’s centre building (you can bring babies and toddlers into school with you). This is for safety reasons if we have to vacate the building in an emergency. We cannot accept responsibility for buggies or bikes left outside during the day. We have a bike stand in the covered area for bikes to be secured to.
Parents cars are not allowed down the drive so please park cars on the road outside the school grounds and not in our car park. Driving through our gates and down the drive can be very dangerous as parents and children use this entrance when coming into and leaving school. We encourage walking to school whenever possible.
The safety and well being of all children in our setting is vitally important to us. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies are reviewed and updated regularly.