Safeguarding

Tudhoe Colliery Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety 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 ensuring 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 Leads (see below for details).

Safeguarding Statement

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 clear Child Protection Policy and procedures in place.

At times, 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 safety. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s safety, they will record their concern and report this to one of the DSLs immediately.

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 Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

Governor Lead: Miss J Hedley
Nominated Lead Member of Staff: Miss Boustead
Nominated Deputy Lead Member of Staff: Mr Smith
Addtional DSL Trained Staff: Mr Theakston
Miss Gray

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Appendix 1: Roles and Responsibilities

Appendix 2: Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

Appendix 3: First Contact Referral Form

Appendix 4: Summary Multi-Agency

Appendix 5: Information Sharing

Appendix 6: Guidance on sexting incidents

Appendix 7: The Brook Traffic Light Tool

Appendix 8: Responding and Managing Sexting incidents

Appendix 9: Sexual violence and sexual harrassment

Appendix 10: When to call police

 

Online Safety Policy

Anti-bullying Policy

Early Years Child Protection Policy

Peer on Peer Abuse Policy

Prevent