Baginton Fields School

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Safeguarding and Child Protection

 

Baginton Fields School Safeguarding Statement 2016-17

 

                       At Baginton Fields School safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students is of paramount importance.

                All staff are committed to and take extremely seriously their responsibility towards protecting all our children and young adults.

 

                “Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact

                with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility

                effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred.

                This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.” KCSiE 2016

 

                Crucial to the ethos of our school community is the importance of fostering an environment in which honesty, sharing,

                caring and trust are central to the conduct of all members and we actively encourage a sense of individual and collective

                responsibility towards that aim.

 

                We have adopted and adhere to the policies established by Coventry Council’s Local Safeguarding Board.

 

                All adults, including governors, temporary staff, volunteers and visitors understand their responsibility to help protect

                our young people from abuse and harm. As such all staff are made aware of the Safeguarding Policy and the protocols

                for reporting concerns regarding a student. Please be aware that procedures require us to contact parents / carers to

                clarify concerns or seek the advice and support of Social Care Services or the Multi-Aagency Safeguarding Hub.

 

                       This information is on display around the school for staff and students to read.

 

                   Link to Safeguarding poster for staff

                   Link to safeguarding poster for students

 

                   Staff understand that should their concern relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff that they should

               report directly to the Headteacher or if the concern relates to the Headteacher to the Chair of Governors – James Moore.

 

                   Link to Coventry City Councils advice on reporting : Allegations Against Staff or Persons in Position of Trust

 

                 * Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Alison Francis (Deputy Headteacher)

              * Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Simon Grant (Headteacher

                . In the unusual event that both of these are absent, Mia Webster and Helen Bishton(Assistant Headteachers) have also completed                        the recommended training for child protection issues and are therefore qualified to deal with concerns until the DSL is available

                * Our governor responsible for child protection is Helen Fox-Williams.

 

                 (See the first page of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for details of all relevant people to contact in the light of a concern).

 

 

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