Wales Primary School Safeguarding Statement
Wales Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects everyone involved with our school to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
Wales Primary School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues together with recording and monitoring processes. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs R Sampson (Headteacher) and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs A McDonald (Deputy Headteacher). In addition, Mrs C Lax (SENDCo) and Mrs N Brumby (Teaching Assistant) have specialist safeguarding training, while our safeguarding governor is Paul Johnson (Chair of Governors) and deputy safeguarding governor is Clare Sharpe.
To promote a safe environment for all our children our selection and recruitment processes include all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.
All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities ranging from Basic Safeguarding for all, to Core Group 3 training for key staff. Other safeguarding training, including Safer Recruitment is attended by relevant staff and Governors. This training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by our Business Manager in the Single Central Record. This is reviewed regularly by the Headteacher and termly by Governors.
All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as Designated Safeguarding Leads in school in compliance with the HM Government ‘Sharing Information’ guidance. The school strictly adheres to the mantra that: ‘Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and anything could happen at Wales Primary School.’ All staff are required to be vigilant at all times, identify early signs and report any causes for concern to a member of the school safeguarding team. All causes for concern forms (Form 1) are stored securely and frequently monitored to ensure that they are completed, shared and followed up appropriately.
Attendance is monitored closely and concerns are shared as appropriate with parent/carers, the Education Welfare Service, Social Care and the school Safeguarding Team. Wales Primary School works effectively with other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard children.
If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other student at Wales Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or member of the safeguarding team, who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
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