“Children want to be respected, their views to be heard, to have stable relationships with professionals built on trust and for consistent support provided for their individual needs. This should guide the behaviour of professionals. Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs”. Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to aspects of school life including:
- pupils’ health and safety
- the use of reasonable force
- meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
- providing first aid
- educational visits
- intimate care
- internet or e-safety
- appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context.
Designated leads @ Stottesdon
If you have any concerns about a child then you could report them on-line on the NSPCC website.
Or you can also speak to:
- Protecting Vulnerable People (West Mercia Police) 0300 333 3000
- Shropshire's Safeguarding Children Board -Initial Contact Team 0345 678 9021
- NSPCC 0800 800 5000
- Childline 0800 1111
Please see below for a sample of our school safeguarding policies. If you have any queries about other aspects please do not hesitate to contact us.
child protection policy
anti bullying policy
First Aid Policy
School Behaviour Policy
Safer school policy
preventing radicalisation & extremism
Looked after children policy
Please see below for some useful information about cyberbullying.
Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a national project, which is being run locally in partnership with Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police.
Operation Encompass is a process whereby the police and the council will inform a member of staff if a child or young person has experienced any domestic abuse incident. This will be done prior to the start of the next school day. Information sharing between professional agencies allows school staff to provide emotional and practical support to their pupils experiencing domestic abuse. Plwase see below for further information:
letter to parents
operation compass poster