At Shaftesbury Primary School we have a culture of vigilance in Safeguarding children. We respect and value all children and are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn, in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.
Safeguarding is the responsibility of every adult employed by, or invited to deliver services at Shaftesbury Primary School. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard all who access the school and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.
We have a legal responsibility to inform Children’s Social Care of any child protection concerns in relation to children at our school. If staff have any child protection concerns regarding a child in school, they will in the majority of cases discuss this with the parents/carers and if necessary make a referral to Children’s Social care.
If you are concerned about your child, or another child please speak to our dedicated Child Protection team in school. Ms Hussain is the Child Protection Officer, Ms McDonnell is the Deputy Child Protection Officer and Ms Patel is our Family Support Worker. You can find these adults in the playground before and after school should you wish to speak with them.
Please have a look at the document below to find the statutory guidance for safeguarding children in education. You will also find a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.