Milstead and Frinsted Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We ensure that consistent and highly effective safeguarding procedures are in place to ensure the safety of and support families, children and staff within our school community. This includes consistent effective recording and monitoring procedures.
All staff and members of the school community have a role to play to keep our children safe. The list below defines those with specific responsibilities for safeguarding:
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Katherine Baker, Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Rachel Deeson, FLO
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Catherine Wickham, SENCO
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Emma Foord, Teacher
School Lead Family Liaison Officer and Wellbeing Lead – Rachel Deeson
To promote a safe environment for children, our selection and recruitment process includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks. New Staff and Volunteers are also required to complete a thorough and rigorous induction.
All staff receive regular safeguarding training and updates, including a full annual training session at the beginning of each academic year. All statutory training is undertaken including ensuring all staff have read and understood the relevant sections of Keeping Children Safe in Education as a minimum. This training is monitored and comprehensive records are kept.
Attendance is monitored closely and concerns are dealt with promptly. We believe in having excellent relationships with the families of our children and endeavour to use these relationships to ensure the best possible outcomes with pupils, including good school attendance.
We work effectively with other agencies and parent/carers in order to best safeguard children. We ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible.
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