Spratton CE Primary School

'Living and learning together, celebrating life in all its fullness' John 10:10

Safeguarding - Everyone's Responsibility 

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The School and Trust fully recognise the contribution they can make to protect children and support pupils in the Trust. The pupils’ welfare and safety is of paramount importance. The aim of the School and Trust's policies and systems are to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate and relationships with stakeholders and external agencies. .

Staff in our Trust are made aware that Safeguarding issues 'could and do happen here,' and they are trained to understand what possible indicators for abuse and neglect may look like. They will always act in the best interests of the child and will have a conversation with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) when a concern arises. We have a comprehensive electronic record keeping system to ensure all matters are recorded effectively. 

In line with statutory requirements, staff understand the difference between a safeguarding concern and one involving "immediate danger" or "at risk of significant harm". Staff also know their responsibility is always to record concerns. They are also clear on their responsibility to contact the MASH (Northants Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) directly should the need ever arise.

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mr T Pool

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Miss L O'Mara

 The DSL/DDSL can be contacted on 01604 846530 or by emailing the School Office: office@sprattonprimary.co.uk

Further details can be found in the safeguarding suite of documents on the Statutory Information page found in the 'About Us' section of this website. Paper copies are available by request from the school office. 

 

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Information

Details of the Local Offer for Northamptonshire 

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/SEND/local-offer/local-government-department/2532-northamptonshire-safeguarding-children-partnership-nscp

 

National Safeguarding Information

Keeping Children Safe in Education 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

Working Together to Safeguard Children 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2

 

 

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Safeguarding information, Courses and Contacts for our School Community

(Please also see our Wellbeing and Online Safety Pages )

 

 

http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/parents-carers/

 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAMHS are specialist NHS children and young people's mental health services.

If you are a parent and think your child might need more help, speak to your school or GP.

If you work with children, you can refer a child for support directly via the Referral Management Centre.

 

We all want our children to live in a safe and loving environment so that they can grow up to become happy, confident adults. We know that children can be vulnerable to risks both inside and outside the home, and we all need to take steps to protect them so they can grow, learn and develop to their fullest potential.

Protecting children from dangers online is also very important and you can access some information below.

THINKUKNOW website

NYSCB www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk

NSPCC www.nspcc.org.uk

CEOP https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Internet Matters http://www.internetmatters.org/

Parent Zone http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent  

Parents Protect www.parentsprotect.co.uk

Parents Info http://parentinfo.org/articles/all

or download this useful document  Parental Guidance for Monitoring Children’s use of Social media from UKCCIS

 

Protecting children from radicalisation and extremism is similar to protecting them from the other harms we may be more familiar with, such as drugs, gangs and sexual exploitation.

For ways to keep your child safe, including from the dangers of radicalisation, click on the link for the “educate against hate” website

http://educateagainsthate.com

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

CEOP is a centre dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. They work in partnership with local and international organisations.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Parents, carers and professionals coming into contact with children are urged to look out for signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

How to recognise the signs of CSE

Report Child Sexual exploitation (CSE)

CSE information for parents and carers

The Tackling CSE Toolkit assists frontline practitioners working with children in identifying CSE and taking appropriate action.

Children's Rights Service

​The council has a responsibility to make sure that the rights of children are respected and that they are treated fairly.

The Children's Rights Service support children and young people in care with advice, support and advocacy.

Early Help Advice for Parents

There are a number of measures in place to help protect children's safety and wellbeing. They are designed to give you or your child the help you need as quickly as possible to stop issues getting worse. 

Ways we can support 

How to contact us:

If you think your family could benefit from early help, you can contact your midwife, your child’s health visitor, children’s centre, school or request an Early Help Assessment (EHA) by getting in touch with our helpdesk:

Email: earlyhelpadvice@nctrust.co.uk

Course: Parents and Carers Guide to Internet Safety- Keeping Safe Online
Cost £15

As a parent, we can often feel that our children have a whole world online, which we have little understanding around. This 2 hour session will help you to understand how to help your child use the internet safely, we will look at some of the risks out there, but also how to put parental safeguards in place.

This course is delivered online via Microsoft Teams. Joining instructions will be sent a few days prior to the course start date. You will have ongoing access to the system with the course materials after the course has finished.
 

An overview for parents and carers: -
• Understanding the benefits and risks of internet access for children
• Identifying the risks
• Exploring popular social media
• Safeguarding children online for adults
• Enabling children to understand and build resilience to the risks
• Signpost to methods to restrict and monitor access


Course can be booked via this link:

https://www.acornearlyyears.org.uk/book-training