Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
Keeping Children Safe in Education, the statutory guidance for schools and colleges, defines safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as:
Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
The Governors and staff of Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School fully recognise the responsibility they have towards safeguarding children. We recognise that all staff and volunteers have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.
We all agree that the safety, welfare and protection of children is paramount and any delay in reporting concerns is unacceptable. The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) will contact Family Connect for advice and guidance whenever there is a serious concern about the welfare of a child.
All staff have regular safeguarding training to ensure they are aware of current practice and legislation. The DSLs have additional specialist training.
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy gives full details of how we work together to safeguard children and fulfil our duty of care. It is reviewed at least annually to reflect national and local guidance and procedures.