OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY
Great Rollright CE Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment. If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs) who are Miss Michelle Hastings or Mrs Tracy Grundy.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request and it can be found on the school website and on the notice board inside the front door.
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.
If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day. If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Local
Authority Designated Officers. If the concern is about one of the headteachers then the Chair of Governors will be contacted, who will refer the matter to the Local Authority Designated Officer.
Our Safeguarding policy can be found here – Safeguarding policy 2023-2024
Our Covid Safeguarding addendum can be found here – Safeguarding Policy Addendum Jan 2021
Our child-friendly safeguarding leaflets can be found here –
Our guidance for who to contact during a school closure can be found here – Safeguarding information during a closure
Our visitor’s safeguarding leaflet can be found here –safeguarding leaflet 2023. There are also copies of this in the school entrance.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs) are: Michelle Hastings and Tracy Grundy
The Governor responsible for Safeguarding and Anti-Bullying work in school is: Helen Hare
The adult lead in Anti-bullying work is Michelle Hastings
The Chair of Governors is: Helen Hare
Peer on Peer abuse
At Great Rollright Primary School we believe that all children have a right to learn in a safe environment which is free from harm by adults in the school and other students. We recognise that some students will sometimes negatively affect the learning and wellbeing of others and their behaviour will be dealt with under the school’s behaviour policy. All staff recognise that children are capable of abusing their peers (including online). This school has a zero-tolerance policy to abuse.
Our Peer on Peer (child on chilc) abuse policy can be found here –Peer on Peer Abuse Policy
If you ever have concerns about a child’s safety you should report your concerns. The NSPCC has a very useful website of ways that this can be achieved – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/
The NSPCC phone number is 0808 800 5000
You can also call the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 0345 050 7666