Walsden St Peter's CE Primary School is committed to its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children and to protect them from harm.
In this statement we would like to share with you school policies and practices with regards to ensuring that children are taught and encouraged to live healthy lifestyles and adopt safe practices. School Policies are in place to ensure that there is a consistent approach to practices throughout the school and that they are adhered to by staff, governors and volunteers.
Adults have a tremendous impact on young children and with this in mind adults at Walsden St Peter's CE Primary School strive to:
- Work in close partnership with parents to support children in every way possible
- Identify where there are child welfare concerns and take action to address them, in partnership with other organisations where appropriate
- Work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children
- Be good role models for children
- Enjoy work and working with children
- Welcome and support visitors in school
- Recognise and value strengths in each other and use these to support everyone
- Work within the agreed policies of the school
- Promote a calm, caring and safe school
- Encourage children to think for themselves, ask questions and find answers
- Create and maintain a safe learning environment for our children
- Develop our children’s understanding of how to keep themselves safe
- Create an environment of trust
- Challenge and support children in their learning
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.
All adults are also expected to read the DfE booklet: Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022). Everyone employed at Walsden St Peter's CE Primary School has a responsibility in terms of child protection and we understand that every child has the right to feel safe and protected at all times and in any situation. We accept that we have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the pupils in our charge, and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, extra-curricular activities, pastoral care and extended activities.
We hope that both parents and children will feel free to talk about any concerns and will see school as a safe place to discuss any difficulties.
All staff have child protection training and all adults who work with children in school have had an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. School has designated staff for child protection/safeguarding who receive regular and additional training and a nominated governor.
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