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
Mr Clayson Online Safety DSL firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Bryan Mitchell 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, Mrs Saddington and Mr Clayson are Deputy DSLs trained to the same standard. Ms Whichcord completed refresher 'Safer recruitment' training in February 2020 and Mrs Wilson in May 2021. Thorough pre-employment checks are made on all new staff and volunteers including the Disclosure & Barring Service, Prohibited Teachers List and GTCE sanctions list. The school business manager Ceri Stammers is also Safer recruitment trained (January 2021)
Mr Clayson is our online safety officer. With the fast pace of changes in the digital world he attends regular national training and provides support for our staff and parents.
The governing body is regularly updated on all aspects of safeguarding. The full governing body completed the same training as all staff including the update training each year and the reading of KELSI. The full governing body reviewed the headteacher's written annual safeguarding report :September 2021.
23 members of staff have paediatric first aid certificates (+10 from previous year) with a further 23 with emergency first aid at work (+5 from previous year) or three day accredited training.
Staff undertake regular updated Safeguarding training along with specific sessions. In recent years this has included online safety, sexual harassment and 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?'