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SAFEGUARDING – KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE IN SCHOOL

Our primary concern is to ensure all children at Drapers Mills feel HAPPY and SAFE with us.  If we can do this, then all of our children will be successful in their learning journey.

 

Designated Safeguarding Leads: Joe Manclark / Ann Evans 

Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Tracey Watler, Sonia Leen, Miska Gordan, Sarah Roberts, Jill Hitch  

Nominated Drapers Mills Governor responsible for Safeguarding /Child Protection: Roger Silk

TKAT - Senior Safeguarding Lead - Scott Wilson/Sara Walton 

What is Safeguarding?

 

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

 

Safeguarding means:

 

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to ensure that all children have the best outcomes

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

 

What is Safeguarding?

 

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.  

 

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

 

Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

 

Mandatory Reporting of FGM - Procedural information 

From 31 October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, someone under 18 has undergone FGM. Please click here to obtain more information on the correct procedure to follow.

 

 

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. The DFE are currently launching a new campaign 'Together We Can Tackle Child Abuse.'  https://www.gov.uk/report-child-abuse

If you are ever concerned about a child, the link will provide you with the necessary advice on how to report your concerns.

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