Our aims at St David's CiW Primary are:
to provide a safe environment for children in which to learn;
to establish what actions the school can take to ensure that children remain safe at home as well as at school;
to raise the awareness of all staff to these issues, and to define their roles and responsibilities in reporting possible cases of abuse;
to identify children who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm;
to ensure effective communication between all staff on child protection issues;
to set down the correct procedures for those who encounter any issue of child protection.
‘Safeguarding’, is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It encompasses issues for schools including:
pupil health and safety
harassment and discrimination
use of physical intervention / safe handling
meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
providing first aid
drug and substance misuse
sex and relationship education
issues which may be specific to a local area or population e.g. gang activity
the welfare of learners on extended vocational placements
At St David's CiW Primary School, we have separate policies within which, we aim to address many of the above areas. We have a Health & Safety Policy that addresses many of the areas including security, pupil welfare and educational visits; we also have a separate Anti Bullying Policy, Racial Equality Policy and eSafety Policy - these can be found on the policies page.
Please click on the link to download and read a copy of our 'safeguarding' policy.
In school, our designated safeguarding person are Mrs Cook ( Headteacher) and Miss Fletcher (Acting Deputy Headteacher).
The poster below has been designed to help you and is displayed around the school.