Child Protection & Safeguarding

Child Protection and Safeguarding

The latest Government guidance on Safeguarding can be found here.

Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance September 2018

Working Together to Safeguard Children July 2018

All staff, including temporary staff and volunteers are subject to stringent background checks including clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure their suitability for working with children.


Our Aims

Whilst the prime focus of Adderley Primary School is to secure the best educational provision for the child, the school believes that the safety, welfare and care of children is paramount. We are therefore committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted into our care at all times. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available in the Policies Section.

We ensure that arrangements are in place for:

• all reasonable measures to be taken to minimise the risks of harm to children’s welfare
• all appropriate actions to be taken to address concerns about the welfare of a child, or children, working to agreed local policies and procedures in full partnership with other local agencies
• all persons working at this school to be made aware of this policy

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff of the school will often, by virtue of their day to day contact and knowledge of the children, be well placed to identify such abuse and offer support to children in need.

In order to protect our children, we aim to:

• Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
• Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
• Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
• Monitor and support children at risk
• Use the curriculum to raise children’s awareness, build confidence and skills
• Work closely with parent/carers and support external agencies
• Ensure that all adults within our school/service who have access to children have been checked as to their suitability

Adderley Primary School will support all children by:

• Encouraging self-esteem and appropriate self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying
• Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school.
• Liaising and working together with all other support services and those agencies involved in the safeguarding of children
• Notifying Social Care Services via the approved mechanisms as soon as there is a significant concern.
• Providing continuing support to a child about whom there have been concerns who leaves the school by ensuring that appropriate information is forwarded under confidential cover to the child’s new school.

Resolution of Professional Disagreements flow chart: THE WELFARE OF THE CHILD IS PARAMOUNT

Who Received
10 Members of staff and 2 Governors HES training for designated senior persons
5 Members of staff and 4 Governors Safer Recruitment Training
All Staff and Governors Child Protection Training
All Staff and Governors Safeguarding Training
All staff and Governors Raising Awareness to Prevent (WRAP)
All staff and Governors Keeping Children Safe in Education
All staff and Governors Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation
All staff Tackling Domestic Violence
All staff Tackling FGM
All staff e-Safety
All staff Working Together to Safeguard Children
All staff Right Services, Right Time
All staff British Values
All staff Unicef Rights Respecting School
All teaching staff Mental Health and Attachment
All teaching staff Team Teach
All teaching staff Stonewall – Tackling Homophobia
All teaching staff Support LAC in school
Pastoral Care Team Common Assessment training
Pastoral Care Team Promoting positive mental health in schools
Senior Leadership Team PVE - Safeguarding against Violent Extremism – Managers training
Senior Leadership Team Spectrum of Child Protection Exploitation
Senior Leadership Team and Support Staff Attendance - Spotlight Training
Senior Leadership Team Area Network Meetings
Senior Leadership Team District Network Meetings
Senior Leadership Team Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board forum
Senior Leadership Team Birmingham MASH Launch
Senior Leadership Team Safeguarding Briefing

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