At Ivington CE Primary and Pre-school we strive to make sure all our students are safe in school, at home, on-line and in the community. Our staff are here to keep young people safe and secure and to promote their personal safety and wellbeing.
Safeguarding is the action that people take to keep all children safe, for example:
ALL CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO BE PROTECTED FROM HARM
Child Protection is the process of protecting children and young people who have been identified as suffering, or likely to suffer harm as a result of abuse.
There are four types of abuse:
Our commitment to safeguarding encompasses ways which we ensure children and young people foster security, confidence and independence. Ivington CE Primary and Pre-school has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its pupils. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the school will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services of its concern.
Ivington CE Primary and Pre-school has a comprehensive Child Protection Policy, there are designated lead staff who monitor the effectiveness of the policy and, where necessary, liaise with the local authority when significant safeguarding concerns arise.
Our Designated Safeguard Lead for Child Protection is Mrs M Smith.
Any concerns you have in relation to the welfare of a child (a child is being harmed or at risk of harm) should be reported to Mrs M Smith (Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead), Mrs P Chambers (Student and Family Support Manager and Deputy Safeguarding Lead) or Mrs T Davies (Deputy Safeguarding Officer) at the earliest opportunity.