Safeguarding Is Our Priority
Send C of E Primary School is committed to ensure the children within our community are safe and happy individuals. This is completed through effective implementation of our safeguarding policy and school safeguarding procedures, which are regularly reviewed and updated. You can download a copy of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy here. Please ask at the school office if you would like a printed copy or a large print version. This policy is reviewed annually by all staff and governors.
To ensure our school is safe…
We have a code of conduct for staff and visitors which must be adhered to.
We have staff who are trained in child protection and safeguarding and safer recruitment.
We have a Designated Safeguarding Team who deal with any concerns about children and clear procedures that are followed.
All staff have regular safeguarding training. Safeguarding issues are discussed regularly at staff meeting, senior leadership meetings, designated safeguarding meetings and governor meetings. Safeguarding issues are written into our curriculum so that the children can be taught how to stay safe in a range of contexts.
If you have concerns about any children at Send C of E Primary School, please speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs Susan Sayers, Executive Head Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Clare Harwood, Home School Link Worker, Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Tracy Kempton, Inclusion Leader, Designated Safeguarding Lead (in training)
Mrs Helen McCuaig, Admissions, Attendance and Transfer Secretary, Designated Safeguarding Lead (in training)
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a young persons welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the young persons welfare.
If you are concerned about the safety of a child, you can contact the Single Point of Access
(SPA): Phone 0300 470 9100-Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Outside hours call the Emergency Team:01483 517898
In an emergency where you may be concerned that a child may be at imminent risk of
significant harm please call 999 for police.
Please click here for the link for NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
Please click here for the link for CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre)
Please click here for the link for a children's health guide from Drugwatch
Supporting children who are worried about terrorism
Following recent terrorist attacks, it is likely that your children will see and hear the news and possibly have questions or concerns about what has happened. Please look at the following websites which give tips on how to approach the subject with children.