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Safeguarding

National Lockdown January 2021 Update 

During lockdown we invite the most vulnerable pupils into school so that we can help the family as well as monitor the children’s education carefully. If children who are vulnerable and their parents do not wish them to come into school then we maintain regular daily contact as well as weekly contact as we do with all children at home. This could be via phone or a Google Meet. All children are asked to complete the daily register online at home at 9 am to insure that we know where every child is and that they’re trying to access their school work. Meanwhile all school systems remain in place, such as the use of ‘My Concern’ software as well as liaising with the safeguard lead. Parents are encouraged to use teachers email accounts should they need any individual help/support. If children lack technology/wi-fi then teachers will offer support. Teachers regularly remind pupils about staying safe online and we encourage parents too via Twitter. The children who are entitled to free school meals are given vouchers during the period of lockdown as we cannot run our school meal service with such few numbers. NB: We have chosen to add this section to the website rather than update our safeguarding policy.

 

Our School’s Desig​nated Safeguarding Officers are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Ann Edwards
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Joanne Stewart
Safeguarding Governor: Mr Chris Palmer/Mrs Sally Roy
Additional member of staff undertaking safeguarding training: Mrs Jane Rosser

If you have a Safeguarding concern regarding a child at our school, please phone 01458 250735 and ask to speak to one of our Safeguarding Leads​

If you are concerned that a child is in danger you should report this immediately to:

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

For pupils who require extra support with their Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) the school has a graduated response. Firstly, the class teacher will work with the parent/child to try and support their anxieties and set up work/activities for them to do with the Teaching Assistant. We also have nurture Group with Mrs Little; who is a qualified teacher. There is a PFSA (Parent and family Support Assistant) Susie Wedley who works across the CLP (Community Learning Partnership) and a referral for a short unit of work can come from the school. There is also an opportunity to seek confidential help from our shcool nursing team.  Chat Health Poster

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What is Prevent?

Prevent is part on CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The Govenment’s Prevent strategy can be found at the following addressttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty.

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Somerset Online Safety Link

Our school works hard to promote and deliver Online Safety teaching and learning to our pupils through discrete teaching. Online Safety is an important aspect of safeguarding and it is important to be aware of ways to ensure online safety at home, as well as school which is reflected in our Online Safety Policy. We currently have our ‘360 Degree Safe’ accreditation and our Digital Leaders meet weekly to plan different ways to share information and contribute towards planning and policy updates .Each week in our weekly bulletin we have a link to a useful online resource. We have our ‘360 Degree Safe’ accreditation for the second time.

Online Safety Policy 2019.pdf

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Safeguarding Documents