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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Roxanne Simpson, Headteacher

If you have any concerns about a pupil please report these to Mrs Simpson in accordance with the safeguarding and whistleblowing policy.

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads- Mrs Sharon Ledbury 

If you have any concerns about pupils, please share your concern in accordance with the safeguarding policy. 

Safeguarding Governors - Mrs Vikki Beamish and Mrs Charlotte Martin

As governor responsible for ensuring safeguarding practice in the school is effective, Mrs Beamish and Mrs Martin can be contacted by email: vikki.beamish@locking.extendlearning.org or charlotte.martin@locking.extendlearning.org or by contacting the school office.

As a school we are part of ELAN and they also have a role in ensuring that we are effectively safeguarding

children and families by nominating an ELAN Designated Safeguarding Lead, Adam Matthews.

Please telephone Adam on 01934 313390. 

 

If you have any concerns about the behaviour of someone working or volunteering with children please contact the LADO – Local Authority Designated Officer via the Referral and Assessment Team.

 

Referral and Assessment Team  – Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)  Telephone: 07795092692 or email lado@n-somerset.gov.uk

 

 

Our school is dedicated to looking after all our children the best we possibly can. We fully recognise our responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm. 

 

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children's health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

This runs alongside our work on health and safety and online safety

 

All staff adhere to the ELAN Safeguarding Policy which is developed in line with recommendations from North Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSSCP) and Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE). The policy is reviewed annually by Extend Learning Academies Network (ELAN) and governors and is a working document that reflects our practice. Parents/carers can request a paper copy from the office.

 

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

As part of ELAN we ensure that all of our staff undergo Enhanced DBS checks regarding their suitability to work with children prior to commencing employment.  This is supplemented by annual mandatory safeguarding training to ensure that we are ALL compliant with safeguarding updates, policies and procedures. We are part of a wider safeguarding trust network which we attend regularly. Any changes to procedures or information gained from networks or changes in legislation is then disseminated to all staff by the safeguarding team as and when required.

 

 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

 

Please see below the statutory guidance from the Department for Education.  It is imperative that all staff (including volunteers) read Part 1 and Appendix A of this guidance and sign that they have done so (a register exists to determine this).  Schools must have regard to the guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  This document contains information on what schools should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools must comply. 

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