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Westcliffe Primary School

'Our school is committed to inspirational teaching to create aspirational young people.'

Safeguarding

Child Protection

The welfare of children is of paramount importance and it is the responsibility of the school to safeguard all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, education staff have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect. Parents should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused, the school is required, as part of local child protection procedures, to report their concerns to Children Services immediately.

All staff are regularly updated in safeguarding procedures and the school has a comprehensive monitoring system to ensure that all safeguarding issues are regularly followed up and that families are supported to maintain the safety of our children.

The school offers a variety of services to support families and can offer information on external services including:-

  • Early Help assessment and support
  • Access to the School Nurse
  • Access to Children’s Centres
  • Mental health support for children
  • Access to behaviour support services

 

If you have any concerns about the welfare or safety of any child in our school, the Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Buckley.  She can be contacted through the school office along with other members of the leadership team.

Safe recruitment and selection of staff

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, therefore all convictions must be declared. Providing false information is an offence. Appointed staff, governors, regular volunteers and trainees have identity, qualification and criminal records bureau checks and have been successfully cleared to work with children.

 

 

E-Safeguarding

In the modern world, schools have a duty to provide children and young people with quality access to computing as part of their learning experience. It is the duty of the school to ensure that every child and young person in its care is safe. E-Safeguarding includes all aspects of technologies and electronic communications including tablets and mobile phones.

 

We are always willing to advise on the safe use of the internet and are more than happy to support you.

 

You can keep your child safe by:

  • Discussing what your child is looking for on the Internet
  • Keeping the computer in a communal area
  • Installing a firewall to keep out viruses

More information can be found at:

 

General Data Protection Regulation

This school collects data in order to meet its statutory responsibilities for the provision of education to children in accordance with the requirements of the Education Act 2002 and The School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Some of this data will be shared with North Lincolnshire Council and may be shared with other agencies that are involved in the health and welfare of school children. Please be aware that personal data is also covered by the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

 

 

Useful Links:

 

www.nspcc.org.uk

www.childline.org.uk
www.northlincsmars.co.uk

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