Safeguarding

Safeguarding and Child Protection at Haslingfield

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Haslingfield School recognises its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people entrusted to our care by establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

The staff and governors of the school are committed to establishing and maintaining an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to. We will ensure that children know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried; the principles of confidentiality are made clear to children and young people. The school promotes a positive, supportive and secure ethos, giving pupils a sense of being valued. We listen to children and respond to their needs. We share information in line with the appropriate protocols to ensure that children are safeguarded.

If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may seem, about the safety or welfare of any child, please contact the school's Safeguarding Lead, Mr James Hayward.

 

Prevent

As a school, we are aware of the importance of Prevent training and it has been included as part of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.  The Prevent Lead in school is Mr James Hayward

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, religious extremists and other causes. From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views. Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

 

Safer Recruitment

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect and require all members of the school community to share this commitment. We will ensure that our employment policies and practices support the development and maintenance of an environment where children and young people are safe and able to make the most of their opportunities to learn.  Our policies and practices will support the recruitment, retention, deployment and development of competent, well-motivated employees who are suited to and fulfilled in the roles they undertake. All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

Visitors to School

All visitors should report to the school office via the main entrance. On entry, visitors will be met by a member of the school office team who will ensure the visitor book has been signed and that our visitor safeguarding notice has been read; we expect all visitors to comply with this notice, and our staff and children are trained in how to respond to adults that they feel are not following these expectations. 

No visitor will be allowed entry to the school without prior appointment by the relevant member of staff.  

Everyone who has any regular contact with the children including: parent helpers, governors, volunteers, club leaders and after school club staff  has to be CRB checked.  We are adamant that this rule is strictly adhered to.

We take breaches of school security very seriously.  If you have any concerns, please tell a member of staff or a governor.