Child Protection and Safeguarding
As a school we are strongly committed to safeguarding. All staff and volunteers have a responsibility to keep pupils safe and protect them from abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns. Our staff and Governors undergo regular safeguarding training to ensure that they can identify safeguarding issues and report them immediately. All our pupils have a right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity and we work effectively with outside agencies to ensure that this is the case.
The safeguarding culture of a school is, in part, exercised through the development of respectful, caring and professional relationships between adults and pupils and behaviour by the adult that demonstrates integrity, maturity and good judgement. The Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school will deal with any safeguarding concerns you have as a matter of urgency.
We work hard as a team to ensure our pupils are not subject to radicalisation and the ideals of extremist groups. We have a culture of vigilance around issues such as Child Sexual Exploitation and FGM. (Information around these key safeguarding issues, as well as related safeguarding policies can be found within policies page.)
We follow existing guidance and advice on the Prevent duty, fundamental British values, and safeguarding, all of which provide advice and help head teachers uphold their obligations under the Prevent duty to protect our children from radicalisation.
Middleton Community Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding and has evaluated its procedures against the statutory requirements. The designated safeguarding lead at our school is Mrs A Dugdale, Mrs R Isle is deputy lead. The nominated Governor with responsibility for overseeing safeguarding procedures is Karen Bates.
Children are taught about keeping themselves safe as part of our PSHE curriculum. We also develop their understanding of how to keep themselves safe online through our Computing teaching and regular whole school assemblies.
The www.thinkuknow.co.uk website has lots of great resources to look at as a family and there is also lots of information on the ‘Online Safety’ page of our school website. Please take a look and discuss this issue at home with your children to help to develop their and your understanding further.
Further Documents and Information can be found here -
Understanding what constitutes Private fostering - please follow this link