Safeguarding at Clarendon
We have THREE Safeguarding leads in school: Mrs Cairns, Mrs Chatterjee & Mrs Stone
At Clarendon Primary we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We provide a safe, welcoming environment where all children are respected and valued.
We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
We liaise with the Local Authority safeguarding team to share any concerns and support our children and families.
We are committed to the stringent, transparent and highly effective safeguarding of all children at Clarendon Primary.
Staff: All our staff have been trained in Safeguarding and follow the school’s safeguarding policy with vigour.
All staff have read the latest government safeguarding guidance: ‘Keeping children safe in education’ and are committed to ensuring all local and national guidance is implemented and followed.
All staff have completed additional safeguarding training on e-safety, Prevent (radicalisation), child sexual exploitation and other important issues.
All permanent staff wear a Clarendon Primary photo ID badge to ensure the visibility of visitors and other adults in school.
Visitors: All visitors to Clarendon Primary must report to reception and sign in with our electronic signing in procedure.
All visitors are issued with a visitors lanyard and badge to ensure all adults in schools are visible and identified.
All visitors to school must produce a valid enhance DBS clearance certificate. If a visitor does not have a valid DBS they will be accompanied at all times by a member of staff.
All visitors who will spend time directly with our children are asked to read and sign our Safeguarding document.
Mobile phones: For the safety of all children no mobile phones can be used in school.
You must not: Make calls, Send messages, Take pictures, Make videos
E-Safety: Keeping our children safe online is a high priority at Clarendon Primary. We teach all our children about keeping safe online.
If you are worried about what your child does on the internet, please speak to a member of the safeguarding team or any member of staff.
If you would like further advise about keeping your children safe on the internet, please ask at reception for a leaflet or visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Prevent: All our staff have been trained to identify any concerns or issues concerning the radicalisation of our children or their families.
‘In order for schools and childcare providers to fulfil the Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified.
Schools and childcare providers can also build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views. It is important to emphasise that the Prevent duty is not intended to stop pupils debating controversial issues. On the contrary, schools should provide a safe space in which children, young people and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments. ‘ The Department for Education ‘The Prevent duty’ June 2015
If you have any concerns regarding radicalisation please contact a member of the Safeguarding team or any member of staff.
CSE: All our teaching staff have been trained to identity Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
‘The sexual exploitation of children and young people has been identified throughout the UK, in both rural and urban areas, and in all parts of the world. It affects boys and young men as well as girls and young women. It robs children of their childhood and can have a serious long-term impact on every aspect of their lives, health and education. It damages the lives of families and carers and can lead to family break-ups. Sexual exploitation of children and young people is completely unacceptable and we are determined to do all we can to help eradicate it.’ HM Government ‘Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation’
FGM: All our teaching staff have been trained to identity children who may be at risk of or who have been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
‘FGM is illegal in the UK. It is a practice that takes place worldwide in at least 28 African countries and in parts of the Middle and Far East. It also takes place within parts of Western Europe and other developed countries, primarily among immigrant and refugee communities. UK communities that are at risk of FGM include Somali, Kenyan, Ethiopian, Sierra Leonean, Sudanese, Egyptian, Nigerian, Eritrean, Yemeni, Kurdish and Indonesian women and girls.’ Home Office, May 2016
Transgender: All our teaching staff have been trained to identity Transgender issues.
‘We take action on the government’s commitment to remove barriers to equality and help to build a fairer society, leading on issues relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality’ Government Equalities office
Our school equalities policy and safeguarding policy support the statement above.
Domestic Abuse: At Clarendon Primary we are members of Encompass; this is a partnership between Greater Manchester Police (Police Protection Investigation Unit), Bolton Safeguarding Team and School Safeguarding staff.
As part of this partnership Greater Manchester Police will inform our school Safeguarding lead of any domestic abuse incident where a child or young person has been present. This enables the school staff to take appropriate steps to support the child during what could be an emotionally difficult time.
If you have any concerns regarding Domestic Abuse please contact a member of the Safeguarding team or any member of staff.
Children Missing from Education: All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to a full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have.
A child going missing from education is a potential indicator of abuse or neglect. School staff will follow our procedures for reporting this to the Local Authority and making any necessary safeguarding arrangements.
School staff are also committed to working with children and families to prevent further absence from school.