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Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Dundry CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Our training programme (and review of this) and our procedures ensure that as a school we are compliant with the Keeping Children Safe in Education Act and all latest updates.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child in our school, you must report this to the Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Anne-Marie Maggs.

In the absence of Mrs Maggs  you can report concerns to the deputy designated safeguarding lead  – Mrs Sally Cook.

If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff or a volunteer in our school, you must contact the Headteacher- Mrs Anne-Marie Maggs.

All staff are kept fully up-to-date in safeguarding training and all our school’s procedures take full account of the 2022 Keeping Children Safe in Education Act. If you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding please ask to speak with our head teacher.

  • Children are encouraged to share concerns or worries with their parents/carers and know who they can talk to in school if they need to.
  • If a member of staff has a concern that a child has been mistreated, either physically, emotionally, sexually or by neglect, they must report the matter immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Anne-Marie Maggs).
  • The member of staff will keep the matter confidential to as few people as need to know. If there is anyone who needs to be informed, the designated teacher will ensure this happens. Confidentiality is crucial.
  • The member of staff will make an accurate record of what has occurred or been noticed on our child protection online monitoring and safeguarding system (My Concern), which automatically alerts the DSL team (all the School Leadership Team).
  • If the Designated Safeguarding Lead decides to make a referral to Social Care or is instructed by Social Care to make a referral, this will be discussed with the family and we will seek to gain agreement. This will be done as long as such discussion and agreement seeking will not place a child at increased risk of significant harm. We will always contact the Social Care Team for advice if we are unsure about the best way to proceed with any concerns.
  • The Social Care Department and the Police have a duty to investigate cases of suspected abuse. As a school we have a duty to co-operate with any such investigation. This might involve providing information, monitoring the child, or attending a Team Around the Child Meeting or Child Protection Conference.

To find out more please read Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2023

We follow the MNSP Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (link on Policy page), with our own school-specific procedures detailed in the policy.

Below are the School’s Local Procedures

Dundry Local Safeguarding Procedures Oct 2023

What to do if you’re worried about a child

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, you can speak to our safeguarding team above.

If a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away.

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Prevent Duty

Dundry CE  Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school, we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

As part of Dundry CE Primary School’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy.

At Dundry CE  Primary School, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.

Visitor Procedures:-

  • All visitors must sign in at main reception.
  • All visitors will be issued with a visitor’s pass which must be displayed at all times whilst on the site.
  • Visitors will be asked to remain under the supervision of a designated member of staff whilst on site.
  • Visitors must not use a smart phone or camera on site.
  • Visitors must sign out at the main reception and return their visitor pass before leaving the site.
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