Children and young people have a fundamental right to be protected from harm. Families have a right to expect schools to provide a safe and secure environment. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all adults and especially those working or volunteering with children.
As a church school we recognise that every child is loved and valued by God and our actions as a school should reflect this. Our school aims to help protect the children in its care by working consistently and appropriately with all agencies to reduce risk and promote the welfare of children.
Our school has a senior member of staff who is responsible for child protection matters affecting pupils at the school the (‘Safeguarding Lead'). We also has a Child Protection Policy which explains how our school deals with child protection concerns, including allegations about the behaviour of members of staff. A copy of this can be viewed on our Policy page.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs E Weavers
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss A Martindale, Miss L Tonkin or Mrs J Field
Our Child Protection Governor is Mrs A Cornelius
For more information on safeguarding children, please visit: http://www.wiltshirelscb.org/
As a school we follow the NSPCC's 'Speak out Stay safe.' programme. The programme is delivered by trained NSPCC staff and volunteers and teachers are present throughout the assembly so everyone's familiar with the topics covered after the visit. They hold an assembly presentation for children aged 5-11 (with the help of Buddy the speech bubble) followed by a 1 hour classroom workshop for children in years 5/6, workshops are also offered to parents.
The Speak out Stay safe assembly helps children understand about different types of abuse so that they can get help if or when they need it. This includes talking about neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and bullying. The assembly helps children to identify a trusted adult they can speak to if they are worried about themselves or a friend. They also learn about Childline, and how the service can support them.
The programme links directly to the curriculum, helping schools meet their statutory requirements.
Our school was invited to take part in a news report for the 'That's TV Salisbury' channel to share the great work of the NSPCC, click on the link below to watch: