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Safeguarding

From Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 1):

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, action should be taken to protect that child. Action should also be taken to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.

 

Designated Safeguarding Officer:

 

Mrs Dunn, Headteacher

 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers:

Picture 1 Mrs Hill, Deputy Head
Picture 2 Miss Blake, Assistant Head
Picture 3 Mrs Saunders, Assistant Head
Picture 4 Mrs Debbie Lewis, Family School Link Worker

Useful Guides and Links for Parents:

 

http://www.onyourmind.org.uk/  – a great resource for parents on a range of topics that including problems with eating, sleeping and relationships

 

https://bounce-back-from-bullying.childline.org.uk/ – NSPCC resource for children who are being bullied

As mentioned on our E-Safety evening the website below provides parents with a synopsis of the games and apps children might want to download and play, giving you an idea of whether they are appropriate for your children. The Reviews tab is at the top left hand side.

Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS)

Information from the police:

 

 

Domestic violence and abuse is a devastating crime that shatters the lives of victims and families.

 

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) – often referred to as “Clare’s Law” after the tragic case of Clare Wood, who was murdered by her former partner in Greater Manchester in 2009 – was rolled out across all 43 police forces in England and Wales.

 

The Scheme allows the police to disclose information regarding an individual’s previous violent and abusive offending to their partner, where this may help protect them from further violence and abuse.

 

Based on the information provided within an application, we will carry out a range of checks. If these reveal a record of abuse, or suggest a risk of violence or abuse, we will consider sharing this information.

 

Our aim is to help people to make a more informed decision on whether to continue a relationship and provide help and support when making that choice.

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