This document outlines Arboretum Primary School child protection / safeguarding policy. It applies to all adults, including volunteers working in or on behalf of the school.
Child protection is defined as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by:
Everyone working in, or for our school, shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:
We will ensure that parents and our partner agencies are aware of our child protection/safeguarding policy by ensuring that it is displayed in school reception area/s, by raising awareness at initial meetings with parents of new pupils and at parent teacher meetings and ensuring that it is on the school website.
The aim of this policy is to outline how the school will:
The policy will be reviewed annually, unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an earlier date of review.
This policy enables Arboretum Primary School to carry out our functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children under sections 175 and 157 of the Education Act (2002). The policy is in line with the following legislation and guidance:
The policy is consistent with Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children web-based procedures which can be found on the internet, or via the school’s website and is also located on the Policy and Procedures page of www.derbyscb.org.uk. The school will adhere to the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children procedures.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm, neglect or failure to act, it relates to aspects of broader aspects of care and education. This policy therefore complements and supports a range of other school policies, such as, but not exclusively;
Arboretum Primary School has identified that within our community, there are particular risks of neglect, extremism, FGM and CSE. To protect our children from these risks, we take a number of steps, for example: training staff on a regular basis so that they are aware of the signs and symptoms to look out for; ensure that we promote messages of inclusion and tolerance throughout the school: ensure we have a robust approach to bullying, particularly if it is racially motivated; ensure we have a robust firewall which complies with the latest guidelines on filtering; promote self-esteem and healthy relationships through our PSHE curriculum. We also have several children with family members who are in prison, so must be sensitive to possible welfare issues around this.
Safeguarding arrangements in the school are underpinned by the 2 key principles: