Claypole CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Staff work hard to maintain an environment where children feel safe and secure. The curriculum is designed to ensure opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse. Children know that they can approach any of the adults in school if they are worried and that they will receive a consistent supportive response.
In recognising our responsibilities for Safeguarding and Child Protection, as a school we:
• Have clear staff recruitment and selection procedures, ensuring that all staff (including volunteers) who have unsupervised access to children, have been appropriately checked for their suitability through the DBS procedure.
• Aim to raise awareness of child protection issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
• Develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases of abuse.
• Support children who have been abused in accordance with his/her Child Protection Plan.
• Establish a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.
If you would like to know more about our policy or procedures for Safeguarding, please speak to Martyn Wells (Head teacher)
Action for Children
Action for Children supports and speaks for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.
The school has adopted the Government definition of extremism as: “Vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs; and/or calls for the death of members in our armed forces, whether in this country or oversees."
There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our school, whether from internal, sources (pupils, staff or governors) or external sources.
The school has arranged to complete awareness raising training. Should any parent or community member have concerns regarding extremism, please speak immediately to the Head teacher or Deputy Head teacher in his absence.
As part of the duty to protect young people from the messages of extremism, the school will refer any young person they are concerned about to the local Prevent team through the Channel process. The Channel referral form can be found through the LSCB website link above and should be returned to the email provided firstname.lastname@example.org The school may also email email@example.com to seek advice and support. Should a school use the child protection referral process through Customer Service Centre 01522 782111, the CSC will ask the school to complete a channel form if there are any concerns related to extremism and radicalisation. Where the school has serious concerns about the vulnerability of a young person in relation to extremist behaviour, then the school should make a call to the Police on 999.
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Children and Young People’s Services - Emergency Contact Information
1. During Office hours contact the Children Services Customer Service Centre (CSC) on 01522 782111.
2. Out of Office Hours (24-hours) contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 01522 782333.