Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy.
At Southern Road Primary School all staff feel your health, safety and wellbeing are very important. We want to make sure that you feel looked after, safe and happy when you are in school and also outside of school (at home or in the community).
Sometimes we don’t know that something bad may be happening to you, so you need to tell us.
Through our curriculum we teach you how to recognise risks in different situations and how to protect yourself and keep yourself safe. We provide a weekly safeguarding question of the week, which is shared with your parents/carers via our newsletter. These questions are a good opportunity to promote discussion and aim to make you think carefully about your choices and sources of support.
Safeguarding means that school staff should: Protect you from harm Make sure nothing stops you from being healthy or developing properly Make sure you are safely looked after Make sure you have the best life chances and can grow up happy and successful How will we try to protect you? We provide safe and secure environment for you to learn in We help to ensure that you remain safe at home as well as at school We think it is important for you to know where to get help if you are worried or unhappy about something We have Talktime available during lunchtime where you can share any of your worries
Safeguarding means that school staff should:
Protect you from harm
Make sure nothing stops you from being healthy or developing properly
Make sure you are safely looked after
Make sure you have the best life chances and can grow up happy and successful
How will we try to protect you?
We provide safe and secure environment for you to learn in
We help to ensure that you remain safe at home as well as at school
We think it is important for you to know where to get help if you are worried or unhappy about something
We have Talktime available during lunchtime where you can share any of your worries
What happens next?
Sometimes a member of staff at school will need to check things with one of our Safeguarding Leads. Ms Yearnshire, Ms Lawrence, Mrs Crozier and Mrs Bobat are all trained Safeguarding Leads. If they can deal with the issue themselves then they will.
There are times though when they may need to contact some other people for support. People from places outside of school, such as the police or Newham multi-agency safeguard hub (where there are social workers). Staff will talk to you and explain all of this and you can always go and ask staff questions if you are unsure about anything.
Ms Yearnshire Mrs Crozier Mrs Bobat Ms Lawrence
If you need to talk – we will listen. You can talk to any adult in school that you feel comfortable talking to. This could be your class teacher or teaching assistant or even a midday supervisor.
Ms Henna our family support worker is also available as is our school therapist.
If you do not want to talk, you can always write your concerns down on paper and give this to a member of staff.
If you don’t want to do this in school you can ring Childline who will also help you: 08001111
Southern Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We believe that:
- All children have the right to be protected from harm
- Children need to be safe and to feel safe in school
- Children need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse
- All children have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs
- All children must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other
- All children have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy healthy sociable child will achieve better educationally
- Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, radicalisation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours
- All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse
Safeguarding is defined as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances
Southern Road Primary School will fulfil their local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following documents:
Our safeguarding policy can be found here.
At Southern Road we have an internet filtering system which protects our children; this is managed by an organisation called the London Grid For Learning ( LGFL)
Below you may find some useful websites which will help you gain a better understanding to protect your children at home and school.
Safeguarding software login.