Safeguarding of Pupils
At Maybury Primary School we understand that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. All members of staff, including teaching and support staff receive ongoing safeguarding training. This covers all areas in the DFE document, ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education‘ – including the Prevent Strategy, SVSH, FGM and Child Exploitation.
Mrs Sullivan, our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), and Mrs Merritt, our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) attend regular training to keep up to date with all issues relating to child protection and safeguarding. The School has tight procedures that record issues that relate to child protection. We work with an array of agencies including Children’s Services, the School Nurse and the Police. Additional updates and training are given to staff as needed throughout the year. The named Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Judy Hall.
All members on the school staff have to have a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service ) in order to work in school. This is regardless of the employee’s role. In addition all volunteers and anybody else who has regular contact with children are checked. Visitors to the school either provide their own DBS on arrival or are members of professional bodies who are registered by their employer, such as OFSTED inspectors or Local Authority Employees who have a DBS through their own professional body.
All areas of the school undergo biannual risk assessments by the school’s qualified risk assessor. This means that whist we cannot remove risk we have looked at ways of minimising that risk. These risk assessments are undertaken on areas such as classrooms, halls, playground and the car park. We carry out risk assessments for all school trips including our annual Year 6 activity week.
In addition risk assessments are undertaken on special events that might occur in the school such as the Year 4 sleepover.
Access to the school site, both for vehicles and pedestrians is via security gates. Staff have access to the gates by security code. Visitors can only gain access by gate release authorised by Office staff. Access to the external doors where we have classrooms are by key codes. All fire exits are either twist lock or bar push exits.
The school has an Equality policy that monitors any possible discrimination in the school in relation to any of the nine protected characteristics (Equality Act 2010). The School also makes annual returns on any racist incidents.
Maybury Primary School Safeguarding Children Statement
At Maybury Primary School the Health and Safety of all children is of paramount importance.
Further information is contained within our Safeguarding policy. Please click here for our School Policies.
If you would like some advice on how to keep you child safe online please see:
NSPCC Underwear Rule:
Thinking of leaving your child at home?
OTHER USEFUL SITES:
NSPCC: E-mail or telephone: 0808 80050000
CHILDLINE: Telephone: 08001111
PACE: (Parents against child exploitation) Tel: 0113 240 3040
ONE IN FOUR: (Advocacy service, counselling service and information service for those who have experiences sexual abuse.)
Building Resilience to Radicalisation
The government has a useful website for parents called Educate Against Hate which will give you access to free information and resources to support staff and parents about identifying and addressing the risks as well as build resilience to radicalisation. But instead of the link it goes to could it go to the parent page https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/
See also the NSPCC online leaflet "Simple Conversations to help Keep your Child Safe" with advice on talking to your child about keeping safe from abuse.