Safeguarding

We, at Grimsargh St Michael’s Church of England Primary School, are committed to safeguarding and promoting the physical, mental and emotional health of every member of staff and all our pupils.

 

Safeguarding Policy 2022-23

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2022

A Safeguarding Guide for Visitors & Volunteers

 

We implement a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of staff and pupils is at the forefront of all action taken. We recognise that no single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances.

If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. Our policy sets out a clear and consistent framework for delivering this promise, in line with safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance. 

Our Safeguarding policy and procedures comply with:

  • Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 (KCSiE)

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children

  • Children’s Safeguarding Assurance Partnership


Safeguarding Training


Each year, all our school staff take part in safeguarding training which is delivered by the Mr S Booth, Headteacher.

They also receive any relevant documents relating to safeguarding including the latest ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. Throughout the year, staff have opportunities to update their safeguarding knowledge and skills about specific areas of abuse/concern through additional CPD, via e-mail and during staff meetings.

How we record Safeguarding Concerns


As a school, we record all safeguarding concerns using an electronic system called CPOMS (Child Protection and Safeguarding Management System). This enables our school to maintain accurate records and share them, securely, with those responsible for safeguarding in our school.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leader is Mr Stuart Booth

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders are Miss Helen Smith and Miss Lucy Cross

Our nominated Governor for Safeguarding is Mr Wayne Bretherton

Our nominated Governor for Online Safety is Mr Jonny Galbraith