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SAFEGUARDING Procedures & School Policies

 

"The vigilant safeguarding culture that you have established keeps pupils safe and secure. Safeguarding procedures, including the rigorous suitability checks on all adults who work with pupils, are fit for purpose."

                                                                                                                                    OFSTED OCTOBER 2018

Ashford Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to agree to this commitment.  To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

Safeguarding Statement: Safeguarding is everyone's business, September 2021.

This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which all staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) are trained in and must agree to follow.

We follow Safer Recruitment guidelines for all staff appointments. An enhanced DBS vetting check is required for all staff prior to the start of employment, and is also required for regular volunteers in school.

Contact Children's Services - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk) If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person you can contact the Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (SPA).

Please find child protection and safeguarding advice for parents and carers from Gov.Uk:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm/advice-to-parents-and-carers-on-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm

Please note you will need to download the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these policies, however if you require a paper copy of these policies, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

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CEOP - Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre

We have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL). At APPS our DSLs are:

Mrs Sarah Tarrant - Lead DSL and Head teacher

Mrs Lucy Allen - Deputy DSL, Deputy Head teacher and LKS2 Phase leader

Mrs Mel Wootton - Deputy DSL and Assistant Head teacher (Monday - Friday)

Mrs Lynsey Makepeace - Deputy DSL, Assistant Head teacher (Tuesday -Thursday) and Inclusion lead

Miss Lisa Hannick - Deputy DSL and UKS2 Phase leader

Miss Lindsay Martin- Deputy DSL and Acorn Centre Manager

Mrs Pauline Bartlett - Deputy DSL and Behaviour and Pastoral lead

Mrs Sam Girvan - Deputy DSL and Home School Link Worker

Safeguarding Procedures at APPS:

At Ashford Park we follow the Surrey Child Protection Procedures and the Local Safeguarding Children's Board guidance and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children's welfare. Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from, the Police or Children's Social Care, should the need arise.

By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.

Please take time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions.

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NSPCC: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

NSPCC: Whistleblowing helpline: 0800 028 0285

NSPCC: Television advert, to support parents in protecting their children from sexual abuse:

https://youtu.be/nMIKUsZjirA

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/2019/let-children-know-you-re-listening These evidence informed resources assist us in our practice to ensure children always feel listened to.

No one noticed, no one heard | NSPCC Learning  This research assists us to reflect and improve our practice through the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed abuse and sought help.  

NSPCC: 'PANTS' campaign (supporting parents/carers in having that 'uncomfortable conversation'):

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule

NSPCC and Aardman free APP. Meet PANTOSAURUS and his friends! Please cut and paste these following links into your browser:

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.nspcc.pantosaurus

Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/playtime-with-pantosaurus/id1258635349?mt=8

Definition of COUNTY LINES, as explained by The Children's Society: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-is-county-lines

Ofsted, February 2018 Webinar: 'Online safety webinar from the team in the SE region' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwezxYyq3Ss

If you require a paper copy of the information held on our website, please let us know. 

 

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Ashford Park
Primary School

Station Crescent, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3HN

01784 250305

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