At Clawton Primary School the well being of our pupils and families is paramount.
It is our duty to pass on concerns regarding the safety of our pupils to relevant agencies. We will, where possible, work in partnership with parents and families.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
- Mrs Charlene Marston
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
- Tracey Vickery
PRE SCHOOL SAFEGUARDING lEAD
- Justy Henderson
Nominated Director for Safeguarding
- Gary Matthews
NOMINATED LOCAL SCHOOLS COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR SAFEGUARDING
Other policies connected to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children include those listed below, all of which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
- Positive Handling
- Medical Conditions and Administration of Medicines
- Online Safety
- Preventing Radicalisation
We follow the Local Authority’s Safer Recruitment protocols and the Department for Education Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, ‘What to do if you are worried that a child is being abused’, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ – all of the Departmental guidance notes can be downloaded below.
We actively support the Government’s ‘Prevent’ agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.
We have a Health & Safety Policy for the practical protection of children and adults on the school site; this can be viewed on the Policies page of our school website. Health & Safety is routinely monitored by the school’s staff and the Local Schools Committee.
All adults working in school have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance together with safeguarding checks in accordance with policy. All staff have regular safeguarding training.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare please record your concern and any observations or conversations heard and report to a member of the school's safeguarding team as soon as possible. If you do find yourself needing to report a concern, we stress the need for absolute confidentiality to be observed and maintained at all times.
Our commitment to online safety is demonstrated through the deployment of the ‘Report an Issue’ button on our school website. This links to the South West Grid for Learning’s ‘Whisper’ reporting system and enables pupils, parents and members of the public to instantly report any online content giving cause for concern.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Further information on Safeguarding children in Devon can be found on the Devon and Torbay Safeguarding Children Boards website.
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