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Keeping Children Safe

‘Working together to Safeguard Children’ defines the term Safeguarding as “protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes”.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to aspects of school life including pupils’ health, safety and wellbeing including their mental health; managing behaviour; meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions; meeting the needs of children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities; online safety and associated issues; and appropriate arrangements to ensure school security.

Sir Francis Drake Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. Strict child protection and recruitment procedures operate and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service. All staff (including premises and lunchtime staff) are kept up to date with the latest updates from 'Keeping Children Safe In Education' and receive training throughout the year and on appointment.

All staff have completed safeguarding training in September 2019. If you would like to know the latest information, please click the link below.

Recently there have been important updates to the safeguarding duties for schools, including the statutory duty to report Honour based Violence (HBV), Female Genital Mutilation (FGM),Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Radicalisation (through PREVENT).

If an adult has a concern about any aspect of the welfare or well-being of a child they should inform a Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads at Sir Francis Drake Primary School are:

DSL                               Deputy DSL
Karen Cartwright Jaz Mahil
Lisa Shearsby

                                                                       
Please read the following documentation for more information.

Safeguarding Policy September 2020

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working Together to Safeguard Children