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What we do to Safeguard Children

What we do to safeguard children...

Oldswinford CE Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people both within the school environment and outside. Because of our day-to-day contact with children and young people, education staff are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in children’s behaviour or their failure to develop. We need therefore 'to be alert to the possibility of abuse occurring, and be aware of the procedures to be followed if you have suspicions and have the confidence to follow those procedures.' [Child Protection Policy]

A Safeguarding Team has been created at Oldswinford to ensure that we are fully compliant and at all times we are protecting, to the best of our ability the children in our school.

 

The team is responsible for;

  • Completing various recruitment checks and induction of staff, agency staff, students, governors and volunteers.
  • Site Security, this includes visitors system, issuing of ID badges, key control measures, risk assessments of any visitors and the safety checking of outside equipment. It also includes the reviewing of fire procedures, fire drills, emergency planning and business continuity planning.
  • Ensuring the most up to date policies are being adhered to and are circulated to staff regularly.
  • Arranging regular staff training and circulating safeguarding updates to staff, governors, volunteers and students, and keeping records of all training.
  • Checking that all staff, agency staff, governors, volunteers and visitors have the appropriate checks completed before entering the school.
  • Following procedures for visitors and ensuring they are complaint in accordance to the policies.
  • Ensure record keeping is secure for personal information and correct procedures are followed as set by the Local Authority and Information Governance.
 
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Jenny Birchall - Lead DSL

Mrs Jo Seker - Deputy DSL

Mrs Emma Roberts - Deputy DSL

Mr Dave Pardoe - Deputy DSL

 

Meetings are held between Jenny Birchall and Rod Jukes (Safeguarding Governor) on a regular basis to ensure that procedures are being followed by the school and for Mr Jukes to be able to update the other Governors to the practices carried out by the school in order to keep our children safe in school.

 

To view our Safeguarding policies, please refer to the Policy section on the website.

 

We are also participating in the Operation Encompass programme, more information is available on the link below.

 

Operation Encompass Letter

Operation Encompass Posters​

 

In assembly on 29/01/18 we looked at ways to keep ourselves safe and focused on 'Stranger Danger'.

 

You can use this as a discussion basis to talk through the themes in the assembly further.

 

In assembly on 26/11/2018, we talked about the school's Lockdown Policy and Procedure, a parentmail has been sent home to advise all parents and carers. If you would like to see a copy of the presentation, please click on the link below:
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