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Priestmead Primary School & Nursery

Moving Onwards and Upwards Together

Safeguarding...how do we keep your child safe?

Safeguarding encompasses all the things we do to protect our children.  All schools have a legal duty to protect children and at Priestmead our duty of care is to our children above everything else.  Safeguarding includes child protection, health and safety, poor attendance or late punctualityanti-bullying and preventing peer-on-peer abuse, preventing risk of radicalisation, e-safety, disclosure and barring checks on staff and adults in the school and behaviour including ensuring no discrimination based on race, cultural background, sexual identity/orientation, disability, religion or gender.  All staff have annual training including an assessment test as well as termly updates to ensure they are vigilant and keeping child safety at the forefront of what they do.

The Safeguarding Team

At Priestmead we have a team of staff trained to a Level 3 standard to ensure they can support children, staff and families with any safeguarding concerns.  They consist of:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Sash Hamidi (Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders:

Nicola Billington, Jamie Rogers, Suzie Gibson, Bhamini Jadeja, Lucy Ingleby

Premises Safeguarding Leads:

Allison Lloyd, Mark Alwyn

Safeguarding Governors:

Keith Savage, Seeta Mepani (Deputy)

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Child Protection

If a child discloses something which has made them feel unsafe, we listen, note it down and pass the information on to Childrens' Services to ask for their assessment and instructions on the next steps.  Sometimes this can mean an uncmfortable conversation with families however all staff are committed to listening to the child and responding to what they say.  We make no apologies for listening to your child to ensure they feel safe.  We will work with families to address and resolve any concerns as ultimately the best place for a child is within a safe family unit.

What if you have a concern?

If you have a concern about your child's safety in school, never delay...speak to us straight away.  Your child's class teacher of year team leader are key starting people.  If you feel it is more serious a member of the Safeguarding team will meet you.

If your concerns were regarding a child outside of school, you can make an anonymous referral directly to Children's Services by calling:

 

Policies

Here are a list of Safeguarding policies on how we keep your child safe at Priestmead:

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