Downholland Haskayne C of E Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection.

Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. The five main elements to our policy are to:

  • Ensure we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children
  • Raise awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe
  • Develop and then implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse
  • Support pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan
  • Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

We recognise that because of the day-to-day contact with children, school staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. The school will therefore:

  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to
  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried
  • Include opportunities in the PSHE curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.

We will follow the procedures set out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and take account of guidance issued by the DCSF to:

  • Ensure we have a designated senior person for child protection who has received  appropriate training and support for this role
  • Ensure we have a nominated governor responsible for child protectio

Safeguarding Statement

At Downholland Haskayne CE Primary School Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in safeguarding procedures, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Leads(DSL).

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Lancashire Safeguarding Team and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On occasions, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies whom we will share information , in line with school policy guidelines. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

The following staff are First Aid trained and hold relevant up-to-date certificates relating to:

Paediatric First Aid L3: Nicky Hains, Joanne Gibson & Roberta White

Emergency First Aid at work for schools: Nicky Hains, Joanne Gibson, Roberta White

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs N Hains

The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs J Gibson

The governor responsible for safeguarding is Rev Paul Robinson, Chairman of Governors

Downholland Haskayne C.E Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection.

Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. The five main elements to our policy are to:

  • Ensure we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children
  • Raise awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe
  • Develop and then implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse
  • Support pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan
  • Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

We recognise that because of the day-to-day contact with children, school staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. The school will therefore:

  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to
  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried
  • Include opportunities in the PSHE curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.

We will follow the procedures set out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and take account of guidance issued by the DCSF to:

  • Ensure we have a designated senior person for child protection who has received  appropriate training and support for this role
  • Ensure we have a nominated governor responsible for child protection

Lancashire Safeguarding 

Lancashire County Council have a parents section of their safeguarding website that can give helpful tips to parents. You can find it by clicking here.

http://lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/parents-carers.aspx

Kidsafe

We are a registered Kidsafe School.

http://www.kidsafeuk.co.uk

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