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St. George’s Primary andNursery SchoolSafeguarding andChild ProtectionPolicyDate Adopted by Governors:Date for Review:6/7/20Summer 2021

St. George’s Primary & Nursery School Safeguarding Policy July 2020CONTENTS1. Purpose & Aims2. Introduction3. School Ethos4. Roles & Responsibilities5. Training & Induction6. Procedures for Managing Concerns7. Specific Safeguarding Issues8. Recording & Information Sharing9. Working with Parents & Carers10. Child Protection Conferences11. Safer Recruitment12. Safer Working Practice13. Managing Allegations against Staff14. School Security15. Images and use of technology by staff16. Safeguarding Team17. Confidentiality18. Other relevant policies19. Inclusion & Equality20. Policy review21. Statutory FrameworkAppendices1. Induction information sheet for staff & volunteers2. Local Safeguarding Procedures3. Advice for schools, colleges and alternativeeducation providers where there are concernsabout an adult whoworks within the setting4. Recording form for reporting concerns5. Arrangements for Safeguarding and ChildProtection during COVID- 19Page 1 of 34

St. George’s Primary & Nursery School Safeguarding Policy July 2020Policy Consultation & ReviewThis policy is available on our school website and is available onrequest from the school office. We also inform parents and carersabout this policy when their children join our school and throughour school newsletter.We recognise the expertise our staff build by undertakingsafeguarding training and managing safeguarding concerns on adaily basis and we therefore invite staff to contribute to and shapethis policy and associated safeguarding arrangements.The policy is provided to all staff at induction alongside our StaffCode of Conduct, behaviour policy and the safeguarding responseto those pupils who are missing from education. In addition, allstaff are provided with Part One of the statutory guidance ‘KeepingChildren Safe in Education’, DfE (2019).This policy will be reviewed in full by the Governing Body on anannual basis. This policy was last reviewed and agreed by theGoverning Body on 6/7/20. It is due for review by 6/7/21.SignatureHeadteacherDate: 6/7/2020SignatureChair of GovernorsDate: 6/7/2020Page 2 of 34

St. George’s Primary & Nursery School Safeguarding Policy July 20201. PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY1.1 The purpose of St. George’s Primary & Nursery School’s safeguardingpolicy is to ensure every child who is a registered pupil at our school is safeand protected from harm. This means we will always work to; Protect children and young people at our school from maltreatment Prevent impairment of our children’s / young people’s health ordevelopment Ensure that our children / young people grow up in circumstancesconsistent with the provision of safe and effective care. Undertake that role so as to enable our children/young people at ourschool to have the best outcomes.1.2 This policy will give clear direction to staff, volunteers, visitors and parentsabout the expected behaviour and our legal responsibility to safeguard andpromote the welfare of all children at our school.2. INTRODUCTION2.1 Our school fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect childrenfrom harm and supporting and promoting the welfare of all children who areregistered pupils at our school. The elements of our policy are prevention,protection and support.SAFEGUARDING IN THIS SCHOOL INCLUDES:Anti bullyingAttendance &Children MissingEducationAllegations againststaffChild ProtectionConfidentialityCurriculum(including SRE, DrugsSAFEGUARDINGIN OURSCHOOLPositive HandlingBehaviour Mgt.Safe recruitmentWhistle BlowingOur buildingEducational VisitsStaff ConductProtectionfrom FGM &Honour BasedViolenceHealth & Safety(including first aid andfire evacuation)Protection fromHarassment,Discrimination, RacialAbuse & RadicalisationInternet safetyProtection from cyberbullyingSpecial EducationalNeeds and InclusionRefer to section 18 for related policies for safeguarding.2.2 Our policies apply to all Pupils, Staff, Parents, Governors, volunteers& visitors.Page 3 of 34

St. George’s Primary & Nursery School Safeguarding Policy July 20202.3 We recognise that our safeguarding responsibilities are clearly linked toour responsibilities for ensuring that appropriate safeguarding responses arein place for children who are absent from school or who go missing fromeducation, particularly on repeat occasions. The Attendance Lead willregularly liaise with the Designated Safeguarding Lead to discuss allpersistently absent pupils and those who go missing to identify the risk ofabuse and neglect including sexual abuse or exploitation and to ensure thatappropriate safeguarding responses have been put in place to reduce the riskof future harm. We also recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation andextremism is no different to safeguarding against any other vulnerability intoday’s society.3 OUR ETHOS3.1 The child’s welfare is of paramount importance. Our school will establishand maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, arelistened to and are safe. Children at our school will be able to talk freely toany member of staff at our school if they are worried or concerned aboutsomething.3.2 Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has arole to play in safeguarding children. We recognise that staff at our schoolplay a particularly important role as they are in a position to identify concernsearly and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. Allstaff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ wheresafeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child,staff members must always act in the best interests of the child.3.3 All staff and regular visitors will, through training or induction, know how torecognise indicators of concern, how to respond to a disclosure from a childand how to record and report this information. We will not make promises toany child and we will not keep secrets. Every child will know what the adultwill have to do with any information they have chosen to disclose.3.4 Throughout our curriculum we will provide activities and opportunities forchildren to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe. Thiswill also be extended to include material that will encourage our children todevelop essential life skills. Teaching pupils about how to stay safe andbehave online, including identifying risks and how and when to seek support iscrucial. Further information can be found in the DFE guidance “Teachingonline safety in school.” The school’s broad and balanced curriculum willcontinue to focus upon the importance of effective personal and socialdevelopment of children, their self-esteem and self-worth, their sense of rightand wrong and their regard for the feelings of others and the need to keepthemselves and others safe. This includes positive action to combat bullying,discrimination, age appropriate learning about sex and relationships, drugsand safety information e.g. road use.3.5 At all times we will work in partnership and endeavour to establisheffective working relationships with parents, carers and colleagues from otheragencies in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) andNorfolk Multi Agency Safeguarding Partnership arrangements.Page 4 of 34

St. George’s Primary & Nursery School Safeguarding Policy July 20203.6 As part of our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfareof children, we will provide a co-ordinated offer of early help when additionalneeds of children are identified. These may include if a child: is disabled and has specific additional needs; has special educational needs (whether or not they have a statutoryeducation, health and care plan); is a young carer; is showing signs of being drawn in to anti-social or criminal behaviour,including gang involvement and association with organised crimegroups; is frequently missing/goes missing from care or from home; is misusing drugs or alcohol themselves; is at risk of modern slavery, trafficking or exploitation; is in a family circumstance presenting challenges for the child, such assubstance abuse, adult mental health problems or domestic abuse; has returned home to their family from care; is showing early signs of abuse and/or neglect; is at risk of being radicalised or exploited; is a privately fostered child.4 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SENIOR AND DEPUTYDESIGNATED PROFESSIONAL FOR CHILD PROTECTIONRoleSenior DesignatedSafeguarding Lead(DSL)Deputy DSL 1NameMrs Melodie FearnsHead TeacherContact details01493 843476ext 218Miss Jo McGrathEarly Help Social WorkerMrs Sharron MitchellAssistant Head TeacherMrs Gillian FloateParent Support AdviserMs Clare Parker01493 843476ext 220Deputy DSL 201493 843476school office will referdeputy DSL 301493 843476After 3.30pmext 220Named Safeguarding01493 843476Governorschool office will referChair of GovernorsMs Rebecca Hayton01493 843476school office will refer4.1 It is the responsibility of every member of staff, volunteer and regularvisitor to our school to ensure that they carry out the requirements of thispolicy and, at all times, work in a way that will safeguard and promote thewelfare of all of the pupils at this school. This includes the responsibility toprovide a safe environment in which children can learn.The Governing Body4.2 The Governing Body of St. George’s Primary & Nursery School isaccountable for ensuring the effectiveness of this policy and our compliancewith it. Although our Governing Body takes collective responsibility tosafeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils, we also have a namedgovernor who champions safeguarding within the school.Page 5 of 34

St. George’s Primary & Nursery School Safeguarding Policy July 20204.3 The Governing Body will ensure that: The safeguarding policy is in place and is reviewed annually, is availablepublicly via our school website and has been written in line with LocalAuthority guidance and the requirements of the Norfolk SafeguardingChildren Board policies and procedures; The school contributes to inter-agency working in line with in line withWorking Together to Safeguard Children (2018); A senior member of staff from leadership team is designated to take thelead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection and that there is atleast one deputy DSL(s) who is appropriately trained member to deal withany issues in the absence of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).There will always be cover for this role. The role will be evidenced explicitlyin the role holder’s job description. All staff receive a safeguarding induction and are provided with a copy ofthis policy, the staff code of conduct, the behaviour policy and the school’ssafeguarding response for those pupils who go missing from education asdetailed section 7.11 of this policy. All staff undertake appropriate child protection training that is updatedannually and on-line safety training; Procedures are in place for dealing with allegations against members ofstaff and volunteers in line with statutory guidance; Safer recruitment practices are followed in accordance with therequirements of ’Keeping Children Safe in Education’ DfE (2019); This policy includes detailed information on the procedures and processesto follow regarding peer on peer abuse, the recognition of it and thedifferent forms it may take. They remedy without delay any weakness in regard to our safeguardingarrangements that are brought to their attention.4.4 The governing body will receive a safeguarding report at each meetingthat will record the training that has taken place, the number of staff attendingand any outstanding training requirements for the school. It will also record allsafeguarding activity that has taken place, for example, meetings attended,reports written, training or induction given. It will not identify individual pupils.4.5 The HeadteacherAt St. George’s Primary & Nursery School the Headteacher is responsible for: Identifying a member of the senior leadership team to be the DesignatedSafeguarding Lead (DSL);Page 6 of 34

St. George’s Primary & Nursery School Safeguarding Policy July 2020 Identifying an alternate members of staff to act as the DesignatedSafeguarding Lead (DSL) in his/her absence to ensure there is alwayscover for the role;Ensuring that the policies and procedures adopted by the governing body,particularly concerning referrals of cases of suspected abuse and neglect,are followed by all staff;Ensuring that all staff and volunteers feel able to raise concerns aboutpoor or unsafe practice and such concerns are addressed sensitively inaccordance with agreed whistle-blowing procedures.Liaise with the LADO in the event of an allegation of abuse being madeagainst a member of staff.The Senior Designated Professional4.6 The Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead is a senior member of staff,from the leadership team who takes lead responsibility for safeguarding andchild protection within our school. The DSL will carry out their role inaccordance with the responsibilities outlined in Annex B of ‘Keeping ChildrenSafe in Education’.4.7 The DSL will provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare andchild protection matters. Any concern for a child’s safety or welfare will berecorded in writing and given to the DSL.4.8 During term time the designated safeguarding lead and or a deputy willalways be available (during school hours) for staff in the school to discuss anysafeguarding concerns. If in exceptional circumstances, a DSL is not availableon the school site in person, we will ensure that they are available viatelephone and/or any other relevant media.4.9 The DSL or First Deputy at St. George’s Primary & Nursery School willrepresent our school at child protection conferences and core group meetings.Through appropriate training, knowledge and experience our DSLs will liaisewith Children’s Services and other agencies where necessary, and makereferrals of suspected abuse to Children’s Services, take part in strategydiscussions and other interagency meetings and contribute to the assessmentof children.4.10 The DSL will maintain written records and child protection files ensuringthat they are kept confidential and stored securely.4.11 The DSL is responsible for ensuring that all staff members andvolunteers are aware of our policy and the procedure they need to follow.They will ensure that all staff, volunteers and regular visitors have receivedappropriate child protection information during induction and have beentrained within the school to the agreed school’s safeguarding training packprovided by Children’s Services.4.12 The DSL will obtain details of the Local Authority Personal Advisorappointed to guide and support a child who is a care leaver.Page 7 of 34

St. George’s Primary & Nursery School Safeguarding Policy July 20205 SAFEGUARDING TRAINING & INDUCTION5.1 When new staff join our school they will be informed of the safeguardingarrangements in place. They will be given a copy of our school’ssafeguarding policy along with the Staff Code of Conduct, Part one and AnnexA of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ and told who our DesignatedSafeguarding Lead (DSL) and Deputy DSLs are. They will also receive a copyof the behaviour policy and the school’s response to children who go missingfrom education – this information is included in section 7.11 of this policy. Allstaff are expected to read these key documents. They will also be providedwith the recording form, (Cause for Concern form – Appendix 4) and giveninformation on how to complete it and who to pass it to.5.2 Every new member of staff or volunteer will receive safeguarding trainingduring their induction period within a half term of joining the school. Thisprogramme will include information relating to signs and symptoms of abuse,how to manage a disclosure from a child, how to record the processes forreferral to Children’s Services and the statutory assessments under Section17 and Section 47 as well as the remit of the role of the DesignatedSafeguarding Lead (DSL). The training will also include information aboutwhistle-blowing in respect of concerns about another adult’s behaviour andsuitability to work with children. Staff will also receive safety training inregards to being on line as this is part of the overarching safeguardingapproach of our school.5.3 In addition to the safeguarding induction, we will ensure that mechanismsare in place to assist staff to understand and discharge their role andresponsibilities as set out in Part one of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.In order to achieve this we will ensure that: all members of staff will undertake appropriate safeguarding training onan annual basis and we will evaluate the impact of this training; all staff members receive regular safeguarding and child protectionupdates (for example, via email, staff meetings), as required, but atleast annually, to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge tosafeguard children effectively;5.4 All regular visitors, temporary staff and volunteers to our school will bedirected to read our safeguarding and child protection policy, they will begiven a set of safeguarding procedures, they will be told who our DesignatedSafeguarding Lead is and who the Deputy DSL staff members are and whatthe recording and reporting system is (see Appendix 1). Visitors & temporarysupply staff will be given a safeguarding leaflet which contains a summary ofthe relevant safeguarding information.5.5 The DSL, the alternate designated member of staff and any other seniormember of staff who may be in a position of making referrals or attendingchild protection conferences or core groups will attend one of the multi-agencytraining courses organised by Norfolk Safeguarding Children’s Partnership atleast once every three years. In addition to this, the DSL and alternate willattend Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) training provided by the LocalAuthority every two years. In addition to formal training, DSL will ensure thatPage 8 of 34

St. George’s Primary & Nursery School Safeguarding Policy July 2020they update their knowledge and skills at regular intervals, but at leastannually, to keep up with any developments relevant to their role through forexample: accessing e-courier and disseminating national and local updates tostaff, attendance at Head Teacher cluster meetings, Local SafeguardingChildren’s Groups, Personal Development and Networking with Children’sServices Social Work Team and Support Groups.5.6 Our governing body will also undertake appropriate training to ensure theyare able to carry out their duty to safeguard all of the children at our school.Training for Governors to support them in their safeguarding role is availablefrom Norfolk Governor Services.5.7 We actively encourage all of our staff to keep up to date with the mostrecent local and national safeguarding advice and guidance. Annex A of‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (2019) provides links to guidance onspecific safeguarding issues such as Child Sexual Exploitation and FemaleGenital Mutilation. In addition, local guidance can be accessed via NorfolkSafeguarding Children Partnership and within the Safeguarding Section of theNorfolk Schools website: http://www.schools.norfolk.gov.uk/safeguarding.6 PROCEDURES FOR MANAGING CONCERNS6.1 St. George’s Primary & Nursery School adheres to child protectionprocedures that have been agreed locally through the Norfolk SafeguardingChildren Partnership. Where we identify children and families in need ofsupport, we will carry out our responsibilities in accordance with Norfolk LocalAssessment Protocol and the Norfolk Threshold Guidance.6.2 Every member of staff including volunteers working with children at ourschool are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ wheresafeguarding is concerned. When concerned about

St. George’s Primary & Nursery School Safeguarding Policy July 2020 Page 3 of 34 1. PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY 1.1 The purpose of St. George’s Primary & Nursery School’s safeguarding policy is to ensure every child who is a registered pupil at our school is safe and protected from harm. This means we will always work to;