At Alderman’s Green Primary School , we regard the safeguarding of all children as our main priority. We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen.
‘Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility’
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section on our website. Or if preferred you can access our policy using the link above..
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in safeguarding and Child Protection, and are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs N Ward (Deputy Headteacher). The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Miss L White and Mrs N Higginson.
The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Ms H Shortt.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If you have any concerns about the safety and/or well-being of any child or young person, you can contact school or telephone the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on: 02476 788 555 or if out of hours call the Emergency Duty Team on: 02476 832 222
All Safeguarding practice at Alderman’s Green is underpinned by the latest version of Keeping children safe in Education.
Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019
The PANTS rule – The PANTS / Underwear rule – guidance for parents on how to talk to your child about keeping themselves safe from sexual abuse.
Net Aware – Parents review kids’ social networks, apps and games
Minecraft – Staying safe on Minecraft
UK Safer Internet Centre – Parent controls – Parental Controls offered by your home internet provider