What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
Schools play an essential role in protecting children from abuse. They have regular contact with children and young people so are in a strong position to identify signs of abuse and neglect.
School can safeguard children by:
creating safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices
ensuring that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
making sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
teaching children and young people about staying safe
maintaining an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Every school is required to have a “named person” for safeguarding children and young people. Our named person is: Mrs V Kinsella.
What is a Worry Box?
A ‘Worry Box’ is a tool that will provide pupils with the opportunity to let the school, teachers and peers know how they are feeling. It is a box or monster for the children to post their worries.
Each class in key stage 1 has been allocated a worry monster and in key stage 2 each class has been allocated a worry box.
The children can write down or draw their worry, they can do this anonymously or add their name. The children then post their worry into the box.
How will the Worry Box work?
Teachers will look at the boxes