Safeguarding

Child Protection at St Nicholas C of E Primary School

At St Nicholas C of E Primary School, we respect and value all children and are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn, in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.  This is the responsibility of every adult employed by, or invited to deliver services at, St Nicholas C of E Primary School.

We recognise our responsibility to safeguard all who access school and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, radicalisation, neglect and bullying. ​

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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The designated members of staff for Safeguarding are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Alison Shearer- Headteacher

Mrs Alecia Spike- SENCo

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Miss Zoe Cochrane- KS2 Phase Leader

Miss Amy Hall- KS1 Phase Leader

Designated Safeguarding Governor:

Mrs Jane Jeanes

 

The aim of our Child Protection work is to safeguard and promote our children’s welfare, safety, health and guidance by fostering an honest, open caring and supportive climate. Their welfare is of paramount importance. St Nicholas Church of England Primary School fully recognises the responsibility it has under the Education Act 2002 and the contribution it can make to protect children and support them in school.  All staff involved with children (teaching and non-teaching) have a responsibility to be mindful of issues related to children’s safety and welfare and a duty to report and refer any concerns.

If you are worried about a child or young person who could be in danger, please contact:

  • A school Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs Shearer or Mrs Spike
  • Children’s Social Care on 0300 123 2224
  • Children’s Social Care at childrens@somerset.gov.uk
  • The Police.

For more information, please go to: http://www.somerset.gov.uk/childrens-services/safeguarding-children/report-a-child-at-risk/

 

You can find important information about safeguarding by clicking on the links below:

Safeguarding (Child Protection) Policy

Parent Pamphlet on the Prevent Strategy

Online Safety Policy 2020

Time to talk.....PREVENT

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

NSPCC guide - parent information - underwear rule

NSPCC Guide - Doing more to protect children against radicalisation

Educate against hate - information for parents