Safeguarding Statement

Norbury CofE Primary School’s Safeguarding Statement

SAFEGUARDING AT NORBURY

The general safety and wellbeing of our children is paramount to us and influences all that we aim to achieve at our school.  In order to ensure that we comply with expectations, a number of procedures and practices are in place.

A ‘single central record’ with details of all employees.

  • Records of any racist incidents.
  • Records of any bullying and harassment incidents.
  • Record of any welfare concerns.

Health and Safety Audits and Risk Assessments are carried out termly and all staff are aware of expectations and the procedures we follow.

Our employment procedures within a Single Central Record include details of enhanced CRB checks, proof of identity checks, a record of qualifications, and evidence of permission to work and the date checks were made and by whom.

With regard to the appointment of staff, the recruitment panel includes at least one who has been trained in safe recruitment practices and gained the necessary qualification.

We are also conscious of our responsibility to closely monitor and support recognised vulnerable groups of children (e.g. pupils who are ‘looked after’ or are on the child protection register).  To help us discharge the duty, we work closely with key external agencies to ensure safeguarding practices are complied with.

We provide a secure site for our children and adults are asked to adhere to our rules.  School gates are kept locked except at the start and end of the day.  Visitors may enter only through the main entrance after signing in at the office.

Related documentation that support our safeguarding practice include our:

  • Health and Safety policy
  • Behaviour, Discipline and Anti-bullying policy
  • Child protection policy [this can be viewed on our website]
  • Attendance policy
  • First Aid policy
  • Confidential Reporting policy

All staff are trained in relation to child protection and a school child protection officer and deputy has been identified.  Being safe and feeling safe are the two main outcomes for our children.  We spend time talking to them to discuss any concerns and how effectively our policy operates in practice. The voice of the child is of extreme importance to us at Norbury.