Chapel Allerton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our staff and governors work tirelessly to ensure that pupils are; safe from harm and abuse, know that staff have their welfare at heart and are able to identify adults in school who they trust to talk to if they have a problem.
We believe that everyone has a responsibility for keeping children safe and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to report any concerns that they may have.
Comments from our recent Local Authority Safeguarding Audit:
'The children spoke with all stated that they felt safe in school and that they enjoy coming to school. They spoke about having lots of opportunities to share concerns with any adults in school or that they could attend the talk shop. They named specific members of staff and said that 'their job is to help us if we are worried' They spoke about the preventative PHSE curriculum which they access and talked about learning about online safety, mental health & wellbeing, rights, drugs, alcohol & British values. They said they did not see bullying in school but if they did they would tell a member of staff who would help them.'
'The evidence provided from the nominated safeguarding governor shows that the governing body is providing challenge and support for the safeguarding team. They have carried out independent checks to obtain assurances that children do feel safe in school and that staff understand their role. The nominated safeguarding governor keeps a detailed action tracker to help to monitor safeguarding during her safeguarding monitoring visits.'
'It is clear from the evidence presented & by speaking to pupils and staff that Safeguarding and well-being of children is a priority for the head teacher/DSL, the governing body and the school. The actions identified in this document are mostly administration & training tasks which can easily be completed.'
Chapel Allerton Primary School's Lead Govenor for Child Protection and Children Looked After (CLA) is Dr Gemma Dolden.
Chapel Allerton Primary School's Designated Teacher for CLA and Previously CLA is Mrs Becca Pinder
NSPCC helpline - Report Abuse in Education
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational settings.
The helpline has been set up to provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and The Parent Zone.
The Parent Zone was founded in 2005 and has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, The Parent Zone's work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families. They provide information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them. CEOP is the child protection command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP reaches over three million children and young people a year through its Thinkuknow education programme and regularly conveys its vital online safety messages to over 100,000 practitioners (such as social workers, teachers and police officers) registered to their network, who cascade these messages directly to children and young people.
Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing online.
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