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Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. All the governors and staff at Whitechapel Primary share an objective to help keep the children safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for them to learn
  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.

To achieve this objective, we:

  • Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children
  • Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children.

The Designated Safeguarding Leaders at Whitechapel Primary are:

Mrs Bolton ( Designated Safeguarding Lead) and Mrs Burden (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Use of photographic equipment in schools.

The key point is as follows:

'Before any photographic equipment is used in schools details must be discussed with the Headteacher or other senior members of staff. The school will record full details of the person requesting permission, date and intended use of images'.

The above policy statement has been developed in response to recognition of a growing need to consider the security, welfare and confidentiality of children attending school.

Are you concerned about the safety and welfare of a child?

 Further information can be accessed from the Kirklees Safeguarding Children’s Board.

After School Clubs/ Lettings

Safeguarding Information for Independent Companies & Letting of School Premises re. the provision of services out of school hours 

Global Computing Solutions

 

Dom Shaw

Littletown FC

 

Colin Cromack

MOOSE Club

 

Sarah Bromley

Velocity

 

Joe Groves

Visitors to school

All visitors agree to:

  • Provide a good example and be a positive role-model by being respectful, fair and considerate to all.
  • Treat all children equally.
  • Ensure that when working with individual children, that the door is left open, or that you can be visible to others.
  • Do not photograph children, exchange email addresses, text messages, and phone numbers or give out your own personal details.
  • Only touch children for professional reasons and when this is necessary and appropriate for the child’s well being and safety.  

Please ensure that you wear your name badge and visitors badge at all times. All visitors and volunteers to the school are made aware of our schools safeguarding procedures. Visitors and staff are not permitted to use their mobile telephones on the school grounds.

What to do if you are concerned or a child makes an allegation or disclosure:

  • Stay calm and listen carefully.
  • Reassure them that they have done the right thing in telling you.
  • Do not investigate or ask leading questions.
  • Let them know that you will need to tell someone else.
  • Do not promise to keep what they have told you a secret.
  • Inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead as soon as possible.
  • Make a written record of the allegation / disclosure and sign, date and record your position. Only record the facts of the child’s disclosure.
  • Refer straight away to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Enhanced DBS checks are undertaken for all staff and visitors.

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