Safeguarding at Streethay
'It could happen here...'
Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, academy councillors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.
‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019)
We maintain a professional attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When there are concerns about the welfare of a child, staff members will always act in the best interests of the child. Our school will continue to maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and feel safe. Children at our school are encouraged to talk freely with any staff member at our school if they are worried or concerned about something. We follow the what to do if a child is being abused guidance.
Sensible Safeguarding for Visitors and Staff at Streethay Primary
At Streethay the safety of our children and staff is of paramount importance. We all have a duty to keep children safe. When you enter our school, we ask the following:
- Please always make sure you where an ID badge and lanyard obtained from the office .
- Store mobile phones and other devices in the staffroom or office.
- Take and make phone calls in the staffroom, office or offsite. Please do not make calls in the corridors.
- Photographs and/or videos of children or their work should not be taken without formal written consent.
- Report any worries about children, including disclosures to the class teacher who will follow our safeguarding procedures. If they are not available, please ask for the Headteacher (Stuart Taylor) or one of the Deputy DSLs (see list below).
- Report any concerns about staff conduct to our Headteacher of School (Stuart Taylor).
- If you are working with a child, please tell the class teacher how long and where you will be located.
- Any small group or 1:1 work should be carried out in an open space, such as in our library.
- If you find our internal doors are locked, please keep them closed.
- Should the fire alarm sound, please follow the illuminated exit signs and meet us on the school field. If you are not sure where this is, please ask.
- Do not leave the building feeling worried about a child, pass on your concern as above and we can make sure everyone is kept safe.
- Further information about our safeguarding procedures can be found on our safeguarding board in the staffroom.
Designated Safeguarding Leads at Streethay Primary
The designated safeguarding leads can be contacted via the school office on 01543396180 or via email email@example.com
Designated Safeguarding Leaders
Concerned about a child
Speak to Mr Stuart Taylor the Designated Safeguarding Lead on 01543 396180 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency contact details: