Safeguarding

What is safeguarding? 

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children's health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

 

What is child protection?

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focusses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18. 

 

How is safeguarding managed within school?

Robust mechanisms are in place throughout the school relating to safeguarding. Child Protection procedures are followed carefully, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016 and the school's Child Protection Policy.

Pupils have a good understanding about being and feeling safe and know they are able to talk to adults in school whenever they are worried.  

It is our duty that all children in our care are and feel safe.Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to significant harm, ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow procedures and inform Children Services Social Care of their concern.

Should you have any safeguarding concerns regarding Biddick Primary pupils. please contact us and ask to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team.

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Wendy Fowler

Safeguarding Cover: Mrs Gail Johnston and Mrs Marie Booth

Designated Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Viv Low

 

If you think a child is in immediate danger:

Don't delay- call the police on 999 or contact the NSPCC