All adults in our school help to keep children safe
At Cliftonville Primary and Pre- School we have a Safeguarding Team who work with our pupils, families and outside agencies. They also support all of the staff in ensuring we provide the best care for our pupils.
Our Safeguarding Team
Ms Whichcord Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Wilson Deputy DSL email@example.com
Mrs Fourie Deputy DSL firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Saddington Deputy DSL email@example.com
Please contact any one of the team if you have a safeguarding concern about your child.
PLEASE DO NOT USE EMAILS TO REPORT CONCERNS THAT A CHILD IS AT IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM.
THESE SHOULD BE REPORTED IN PERSON TO A SENIOR LEADER OR MEMBER OF THE SAFEGUARDING TEAM.
Our Safeguarding Governor is Marianne Hooper who monitors that the school meets all statutory requirements in regard to Safeguarding.
Keeping children safe is of paramount importance at Cliftonville Primary and Pre- School. It underpins every decision we make on a day to day basis and is much more than having a suite of policies in place. It takes many forms including the recruitment of new staff, risk assessments for visits, health care plans for children (and staff) with long-term medical needs, site security, regular accredited child protection staff training, online safety lessons for children, water and rail safety and staff with accredited first-aid training.
AT CLIFTONVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL WE ARE COMMITTED TO SAFEGUARDING & PROMOTING THE WELL-BEING OF ALL CHILDREN AND EXPECT OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS TO SHARE THIS COMMITMENT
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) takes the lead responsibility for child protection, including support for other staff and information sharing with other agencies, developing policies and staff training.
Ms Whichcord is the lead DSL and Mrs Wilson, Mrs Fourie and Mrs Saddington are Deputy DSLs trained to the same standard. Ms Whichcord completed refresher 'Safer recruitment' training in November 2017 and Mrs Wilson in March 2019. Thorough pre-employment checks are made on all new staff and volunteers including the Disclosure & Barring Service, Prohibited Teachers List and GTCE sanctions list.
Mr Clayson is our online safety officer. We take part in Safer Internet Week in February each year. Mr Clayson is already planning next year's as part of the European Safer Internet Day, in February 2020. With the fast pace of changes in the digital world he attends regular national training.
The governing body is regularly updated on all aspects of safeguarding. Two governors attended Local Authority safeguarding training in October 2018. The full governing body had safeguarding refresher training in October 2018. The full governing body reviewed the headteacher's written annual safeguarding report :October 2019.
11 members of staff have paediatric first aid certificates with a further 10 with emergency first aid at work or three day accredited training.
Staff undertake regular updated Safeguarding training along with specific sessions including the Channel Awareness training. Channel is a key process within the Prevent strategy for assessing individuals’ vulnerability to being drawn into terrorism. It focuses on early intervention and diverting people away from risk.
Ms Rebecca Avery is the KCC Lead officer for online safety. We have received some excellent feedback from Rebecca:
'Your school website online safety and safeguarding section looks great; I really like the up-to-date links and slideshow etc. Would you mind if I use it as an example of good practice for other schools who might be looking to improve their own online safety areas on their websites?'