The NSPCC state that:
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children’s health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
Child Protection Policy
Our Child Protection Policy has been written to ensure that all staff are fully informed about their responsibilities in relation to Child Protection, are aware of signs and symptoms which may suggest that a child is coming to harm, the various types of safeguarding issues that we may face as educators of children and who to speak to if they have a concern about a child or member of staff.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Keeping Children Safe in Education is the statutory guidance for safeguarding in schools and colleges. All of our staff have received training on, read and understood the most up to date (September 2018) version of the document.
CPOMS stands for Child Protection Online Monitoring System and is used by school for monitoring child protection, safeguarding and pastoral and welfare issues. CPOMS provides our safeguarding team with a system to help with the management of child protection, behavioural issues, bullying, special educational needs and domestic issues. Every member of staff across school has an obligation to report any concerns which they may have. CPOMS allows this information to be recorded in a central repository and have relevant people alerted immediately. Senior leaders are able to build a chronology around a student and can produce reports for Case Conference Meetings, Governors and other professionals very easily.
All of our staff receive safeguarding training to ensure that they have a level of understanding appropriate for working in school. This includes basic safeguarding and child protection training, more in depth training on the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 document and training on the Prevent strategy / FGM and Child Sexual Exploitation.
Mrs Jill Ashman
Headteacher / DSL / SENCO
As one of the Headteachers at Teesville Primary School I am part of the Safeguarding Team in the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Val Cadd
Chair of Governors
As part of the Governing body of Teesville Primary School, I am part of the Safeguarding Team as Designated Governor for Safeguarding.
Mrs Sharon Weston
Headteacher / Deputy DSL / Behaviour and Attendance
As one of the Headteachers at Teesville Primary School I am part of the Safeguarding Team as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Mrs Sue Meikle
Teacher / Deputy DSL / LKS2 Team Leader
As one of the Senior Leaders at Teesville Primary School I am part of the Safeguarding Team as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.