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Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Forest Fields Primary School

 

 

At Forest Fields Primary School we take a whole school approach to ensure children, Parents and Carers, staff and the premises are safe. We have a culture of building good relationships with all our families. By doing so, we can keep all children and families safe, happy and healthy in order for all children to reach their full potential . We do not tolerate any kind of abuse, including neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse, sexual harassment or online sexual abuse. We identify any issues early to better protect young children. We maintain the attitude that ‘it could happen here’ and know what to do if a concern happens.

We use an electronic system called CPOMs to record any incidents of safeguarding and our DSLs (Designated Safeguarding Leads) follow any incident up. We make regular contact with Parents and Carers to support our families. We also make regular contact with Children and Family services and multiple outside agencies that can support with any incident that may arise.

If you are concerned about safeguarding of your child or a child you know, please contact our DSLs.

The two lead DSLs for Forest Fields Primary School are:

Mrs Chowdhury - the Headteacher & Lead DSL

Mrs Harper - the EYFS Lead, Assistant Headteacher & Lead DSL

 

We also have a team of Deputy DSLs:

Mr Denman - Deputy Headteacher & Deputy DSL

Mr Charly - Deputy Headteacher & Deputy DSL

Dr Shipton - External SEND Lead & Deputy DSL

Mrs Forrest - External Deputy Headteacher & Deputy DSL

Mr Edwards - Upper KS2 Lead, Assistant Headteacher & Deputy DSL

Mrs Radford - Lower KS2 Lead, Assistant Headteacher & Deputy DSL

Ms Kidd - TA, Mentoring support, Deputy DSL

Mrs Rana - Attendance Officer, Deputy DSL

 

 

 

Lead DSLs

Deputy DSLs

Safeguarding/ Child Protection Policy September 2021

Looked After Children Policy

Prevent Duty

 

From 1 July 2015, all schools have had a statutory duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is referred to as the 'Prevent duty'.

Furthermore, schools must have regard to statutory guidance issued in relation to the Prevent duty. The DfE has also recently published non-statutory advice on the Prevent duty which sets out the implications for schools and signposts a number of resources available. (Please refer to the link below)

 

Forest Fields Primary and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of all of our children and families. We recognise that in an ever changing and fast moving world it is essential that we promote children's well-being, confidence and resilience, and that we provide them with up-to-date and age-appropriate information and signpost them to places where they can find support, where necessary.

 

We see protecting our children from the risk of radicalisation as part of our wider safeguarding duties, and that it is similar in nature to protecting students from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, cyber-bullying, neglect, and sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. We acknowledge the Prevent duty and we have due regard to the need to prevent children and their families from being drawn into any illegal activity, including terrorism.

 

It is important to emphasise that the Prevent duty is not intended to stop pupils debating controversial issues or developing their own opinions. On the contrary, schools should provide a safe space in which children, young people and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty

Prevent Duty Action Plan

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