Debbie Grindrod (Headteacher) Designated Safeguarding Lead
Celine Keleher (Deputy Head) Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jan Lanton (Assistant Head) Designated Safeguarding Lead
Vic Ellinson (Pastoral Lead and Family Liaison-currently on Maternity Leave) Designated Safeguarding Lead
Claire Wardle (EYFS Lead) Designated Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead
Nominated Governor Responsible for Safeguarding
Rev. Canon Elaine Chegwin Hall
Termly meetings are held between the Safeguarding Governor and the Headteacher. At all Full Governor Meetings an overview of Safeguarding across the school is given.
For urgent Child Protection / Safeguarding advice:
Please call Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0161 217 6028
- the phone line is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays
- outside of these hours, call the above number and you will be directed to the Emergency Duty Team
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children's health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
What is Child Protection?
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.
Please take time to read through the school policy.
Staff Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection
All staff must read and sign Part 1 of Keeping children Safe in Education 2021 and all staff receive annual training. In addition, Safeguarding and Child Protection is discussed at staff meetings, briefings and other meetings. The Head attends termly safeguard network meetings with the Local Authority where serious case reviews are discussed and actions taken.
How does school record disclosures and incidents
School has a secure, electronic system called CPOMS for recording all incidents and disclosures. It is the market leader in monitoring Safeguarding and is used extensively across the county.
Before supply staff are allowed to cover classes, all safeguarding checks (DBS) are completed and staff must read and sign the safeguarding file given to them in the office.
Parents and Volunteers
All Parents and Volunteers must have read and signed the Volunteer / Parent Agreement Form before they start a placement at St. George's CE Primary School. Badges must be work at all times
There is also an Agreement Form for Parents / Carers on School Trips in order to ensure certain procedures that must be adhered to for the safety and protection of children, parents and staff.
St. George's CE Primary School recognises the benefits and opportunities which new technologies offer to teaching and learning. We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement. However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use.
In school we have not only the Local Authority filtering and blocking but also 'Forensic Monitoring' which ensures no harmful or unauthorised content can be accessed by staff and pupils.
Online safety is part of our curriculum with support given by the Youth Offending Service for talks for older pupils on sending abusive information via digital platforms.
Concerns should be reported to:
A new Safeguarding Policy has been updated, taking into account the information from the DFE and the Local Authority, September 2022 and is awaiting ratification by the Governors. It will be posted shortly.