Oak Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1EP

01489892368

schooloffice@bwjunior.hants.sch.uk

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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

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Safeguarding Children at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School

 

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At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.

Our School Commitment

Bishop's Waltham Junior School is committed to providing a safe, caring and welcoming environment where every child is able to reach their full potential free from harm, abuse and discrimination. All staff and volunteers are expected to discharge their safeguarding responsibilities effectively and recognise that high self- esteem, confidence, peer support and clear lines of communication with trusted adults helps all children, especially those at risk of or suffering abuse, to thrive.

Our school will therefore:

  • Establish and maintain an ethos where children feel safe, secure, valued and respected and feel confident as are encouraged to talk, believing they will be effectively listened to.
  • Ensure that children know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty.
  • Provide a systematic means of monitoring children known or thought to be at risk of harm, and ensure we, the school, contribute to assessments of need and support for those children.
  • Include in the curriculum activities and opportunities for PSHE which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe and / or communicate their fears or concerns about abuse.
  • Include in the curriculum material which will help children develop realistic attitudes to the responsibilities of adult life, particularly with regard to childcare and parenting skills.
  • Ensure that every effort will be made to establish effective working relationships with parents and colleagues from other agencies.
  • To ensure that all staff working within our school who have substantial access to children have been checked as to their suitability, including verification of their identity, qualifications, and a satisfactory DBS check (according to guidance) , and a single central record is kept for audit.

 

Safeguarding Contacts

 If you become concerned about the welfare of a child in the school, please contact the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - 01489 892368

  • Mr Darren Campbell (Designated Safeguarding Lead)                                              Mrs Katherine Daniels  (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

          email: headteacher@bwjunior.hants.sch.uk                                                                  email:  k.daniels@bwjunior.hants.sch.uk

 

                                                                                                                     

 

  • The nominated safeguarding and child protection governor is Mrs Helen Chesterfield  

 

Concerned about someone working with children?

If you have a concern about a member of staff working with children or about how the school manages child protection issues - please  contact the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) on 01962 876364

 

Reporting  

It may be helpful for parents to know that the Local Authority requires Head teachers to report any obvious or suspected cases of child abuse which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse.

This procedure is intended to protect children at risk and schools are encouraged to take the attitude that where there are grounds for suspicion it is better to be safe than sorry. This does mean that Head Teachers risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case, which on investigation proves unfounded.

In such circumstances, it is hoped that parents, appreciating how difficult it is for Head Teachers to carry out this delicate responsibility, would accept that the Head Teacher was acting in what were believed to be the child’s best interests.

Training

Whole school in-service training on Safeguarding and Child Protection will be organised for staff and governors at least every three years and will comply with the prevailing arrangements agreed by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and will, in part, include training on extremism and radicalisation and its safeguarding implications.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead will attend training courses as necessary and the appropriate inter-agency training organised by the Local Safeguarding Children Board at least every two years, again this will include training on extremism and radicalisation and its safeguarding implications.

 

Safeguarding Training

Who

Date

Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher Training

Darren Campbell (HT/DSL)

Katherine Daniels (Deputy HT/DSL)

February 2019

NSPCC Online Safety Training

Darren Campbell (HT/DSL)

Katherine Daniels (Deputy HT/DSL)

Jon Senior (Y6 Teacher)

May 2019

Updates to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018’ document

All staff

(Led by Headteacher)

May 2019

Safer Recruitment Training

Darren Campbell (HT/DSL)

Sam Baldwin (School Office)

May 2018

Prevent – General Awareness Training

Darren Campbell (HT/DSL)

Katherine Daniels (Deputy HT/DSL)

June 2016

 

  •  All staff working at Bishop's Waltham Junior School will receive 'Whole School Safeguarding' update refresher training on 5th September 2019. This will be delivered by trainers from Hampshire County Council.

 

School Policies & Documents Relating To Safeguarding