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Arden Primary School

Every Child, Every Opportunity

Safeguarding

Summary of Child Protection Information

for Visitors/ Volunteers and Parents

January 2022 onwards

“Arden Primary School is committed to protect and safeguard the children entrusted in their care, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”

(Written by the DSL/EBM team)

 

Our school will support all children by:

  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
  • Effectively tackling bullying and harassment

 

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.

In order to protect our children, we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact the following staff members as quickly as possible.

 

Designated Safeguarding Leads:

 

Mrs.  Shergill

HEAD TEACHER

DSL

Mr.  Sheehan

DEPUTY HEADTEACHER

DSL

        

Mr Banner

ASSISTANT

HEADTEACHER

DSL

      

Mr Ali

ASSISTANT

HEADTEACHER

DSL

        

Mrs Lohia

ASSISTANT

HEADTEACHER

DSL & SENDCO

Mrs Ahmed

PARENT SUPPORT ADVISOR

DSL

 

                                      

If you are unable to locate any of the above staff, please ask to speak to a member of the Senior Management Team. If this is not possible please obtain a red CP form from the main office, complete this and leave for the attention of one of the above-named staff who will follow up your concerns ASAP.

 

Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that:

  • Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse
  • They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised
  • They should involve the Designated Senior Lead (DSL) immediately
  • If the DSLs or the Head Teacher are not available, go to the school office and follow procedures as mentioned above
  • Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time

 

Remember if anything worries or concerns you, report it straight away! If anything worries or concerns you, report it straight away.

 

This Policy is aligned to the UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

 

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