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Safeguarding

Safeguarding

 

It is every school’s statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, as outlined by the DFE in its publication Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016.

This means that a school must protect children from maltreatment, prevent impairment of children’s health or development, ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

At Unsworth, we ensure that everyone who comes into contact with children and their families is clear on role that they play in safeguarding children. All staff and governors renewed their safeguarding training during May 2016.

Unsworth is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children, staff and visitors. In addition, we promote an ethos where children and adults feel confident about sharing their concerns about their own safety or the well being of others.

Our designated safeguarding lead is Mrs C Reynolds (Head Teacher) and our deputy lead is Mr A Rhodes (Deputy Head Teacher). The governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs S Channon.

Click here to view or download our Child Protection Policy (revised February 2017).

Click here to view or download our Staff Behaviour Policy:Code of Conduct (revised February 2017).

Click here to view or download our Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation Policy (revised February 2017)

Click here to view or download our Medicines Policy.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

This DFE document places the following statutory duties on all schools:

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times the best interests of the child.
  • Schools should be aware of and follow the procedures issued by Bury’s Safeguarding Children board.
  • Staff should be vigilant to signs of abuse and to whom they should report concerns to.
  • Schools should have procedures in place which are disseminated to all staff for handling suspected or actual cases of abuse of pupils, including procedures to be followed in case of allegations against persons in a position of trust.
  • Every school should have a designated senior person who is a member of the senior management team as the person responsible for coordinating safeguarding/child protection work within the school and with other agencies.
  • Staff at all levels should receive training to raise their awareness of signs and symptoms of suspected or actual abuse at least every three years.
  • All schools should share information and work in partnership with other agencies where there are concerns about a child’s welfare.
  • Children included everyone under the age of 18.
  • No single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking action.                                                                                               

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