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;
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.
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.