Annie Lennard Primary School

Safeguarding

 Annie Lennard Primary School is committed to keeping our children safe. By providing a safe environment for children to learn and play and by identifying children who are, or may be, suffering harm, the school endeavor to ensure they are kept safe both at school and at home.

To achieve this, we have systems in place which are designed to:

  • Creating and maintaining a safe learning environment.
  • Identifying child welfare concerns and taking appropriate action.
  • Using the curriculum to enable our children to develop keep safe strategies
  • Creating a listening culture to hear the child’s voice
  • Operating safe recruitment and selection procedures to prevent unsuitable people working with our children.

Anyone visiting the school shares the responsibility to keep children safe whilst on our premises and will be required to work within the guidelines of our safeguarding procedures.

If at anytime you have concerns about the welfare of a child Mrs. Natalie Crozier, the Designated Safeguarding Lead, should be contacted. In her absence please speak to Mrs. Jenny Rogman or Mrs Ellen Hadden.

For more detailed information, please ask to see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which is part of a set of policies designed to create a safe environment for our children. All of these policies are available on request.

For further information on protecting children please click on the icons below.

Safeguarding Guidance for Staff, Visitors & Volunteers

 

Annie Lennard Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our children. It is a requirement that all staff, visitors, students and volunteers share this commitment.

 

We have a duty of care to our children to pass on any information about them, which is a concern to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) responsible for safeguarding.

 

Our Procedures

  • Be aware of and alert to the potential abuse of children.

  • All Safeguarding and Child Protection issues or concerns must be reported to one or all of the following DSL members of staff.

 

         

Mrs Natalie Crozier

Head Teacher

DSL

Mrs Jenny Rogman

Deputy Head

Deputy DSL

Mrs Ellen Hadden

Family Support Worker

Deputy DSL

Mrs Sophie Groves

SENCO/ Yr6

Child Protection Level 3 Trained

Miss Elle Kealey

SENCO/ Yr1

Child Protection Level 3 Trained

 

  • If one of our pupils makes a disclosure to you; remain calm and reassure the child that they haven’t done anything wrong.

  • DO NOTpromise confidentiality; explain that you may need to tell someone.

  • If you need to clarify information, ask open ended questions “Can you tell me/ explain/ describe?”

  • Record the disclosure on a record of concern form (these can be found on the safeguarding board in the staff room, main office, safeguarding packs in every classroom, school hall) The information needs to be factually accurate and using the words of the child. Also include any emotions and body language the child is displaying.

  • Staff members are to record concern directly onto the MY CONCERN system.

  • DO NOT record your assumptions or interpretations.

  • The record must be signed and dated.

  • Pass the completed Record of Concern Form to a DSL immediately.

  • For further information on types of abuse and safeguarding at this school, please see the full policy document which is available in the school office, school website and staff room.

 

Please always remember…

Don’t think “What if I’m wrong?”

Think “What if I’m right?”

 

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