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Arden Primary School

Every Child, Every Opportunity

Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?

 

We take the care of your child very seriously, it is at the forefront of everything that we do at Arden.  

 

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 of any kind.

 

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 (as a parent, friend or neighbour) have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure 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

 

 Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers is 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! 

 

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

 

 

Safe use of the internet...

Many parents may be thinking of purchasing new equipment for their children over the coming months.  We take the safety of your child very seriously, especially with regard to the internet.  New websites, 'pop-up' all the time and adults take a while to catch up!

 

The information below, is aimed at helping you, to help your child, keep them safe and build up a trust between you both!

Important information about social media - September 30th

Knife Crime

A powerful video, with an important message for everyone!

Depzman - Life Cut Short [Music Video]: SBTV

In 2013, Depzman was on the cusp of greatness. From his SBTV freestyle to his work with Birmingham group Invasion and features across the grime world, he was heading for big things. Then he was killed by a knife. This is his message from beyond the grave.

Our Policies

Domestic Violence

 

Sadly, some of our children experience domestic violence in their homes.  Legislation has recently changed and children are now seen as victims.  In response to this, Arden has become an Operation Encompass school.  A member of staff has received training, but please remember, all of our DSLs are here for you.

 

Violence at Home #SignalForHelp

Isolation can increase the risk of domestic violence at home. If this is the case for you, use this hand signal on a video call to show you need help. If som...

Parent Support Advisor Link

At Arden we are very fortunate that our Parent Support Advisor is also a Designated Safeguard Lead.  Click on this link to go to Mrs Ahmed's page.

Useful Children's Clips and Information

The Pantosaurus Song | Talk PANTS with NSPCC Pants song | #TalkPants

Meet Pantosaurus - The NSPCC's pant-wearing Dino! He wants every child to stay safe and strong, just like him. He's on a mission to share an important messag...

60 Second Security - Stranger Danger

This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice ...

5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games -- these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online, but sometimes there are risks. Learn fiv...

Stranger Danger Poster

Stay Safe with Mr Banner

Keeping children safe online

Help to keep your child safe by following these safety tips from Mr Banner.

An important message about using School Computers

How to use a school machine safely.

Seat Belt Safety

Please always wear your seat belt when travelling in a vehicle.

Stranger Danger with Mr Banner

Never go with strangers!

Newsletter Items

Every Body Matters

Another aspect of Safeguarding at Arden is the EBM team, click on this link to find out more!

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