George Carey Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff , Governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued and we recognise that in order to help children achieve their potential , staff need to be trained and equipped to delivering a service that that is embedded into safe working practice. We are alert to signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Staff at George Carey School are advised to maintain an attitude of ’it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned and staff members should always act in the best interests of the child.
Our core safeguarding principles are:
* The schools responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance
* All staff should be able to identify children who may benefit from early help.
* All children will be treated equally and have equal right to protection , regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race ,language , religion or sexual identity
* All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm
* All pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website. Policies will be reviewed annually unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an interim review.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and will act in accordance with this duty if we have reason to suspect that radicalised activities are occurring.
Our Safeguarding Lead is Tracy Sexton-Barnes ( Head of Safeguarding) and our Deputy is Nicki Wright ( Deputy Safeguarding Lead ).
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