Safeguarding at Chase Terrace Primary School
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To ensure that we provide pupils with a safe environment, we:
- Follow procedures to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children through a stringent DBS process;
- Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice;
- Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe;
- Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children;
- Ensure that staff understand the risk of radicalisation, have the capabilities to deal with it and implement the duty effectively.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including: our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy; our Staff Code of Conduct and PREVENT policy, all of which can be viewed on our website. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible on the same day. If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take. We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. Our Lead Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Tania Harrison (Deputy Headteacher). Our Deputy Lead Safeguarding Officers are Mr Gordon McBurnie (Headteacher), Mrs Jamie Grunda and Miss Lucinda Pountney .