Safeguarding

 

At Amy Johnson Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

We do this by:

  • Practicing safer recruitment by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
  • Equip the children with the skills needed to keep themselves safe.
  • Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop in confidence and independence.
  • Work within the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy alongside Government documentation and Guidance.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy sets out clear procedures which all staff are aware of. Parents and carers are able to read the policy by following the link above. We also have an Emotional Health and Well-Being Policy which explores support for positive mental health of staff and pupils.

Our priority is always about safeguarding the child and there may be times that we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when we are worried about a child’s welfare. It is usual practice for us to discuss the concerns with parents/carers unless advised otherwise as we always favor working in partnership with families.

Our Main Trained Designated Senior Lead for Child Protection is:

Mrs Catherine Bennett - (Inclusion Manager and Safeguarding Lead)

Additional Trained Designated Teachers for Child Protection are;

Mrs Melanie Elsey - Head Teacher
Miss Jenny Shelbourne – Deputy Head
Teacher Miss Becky Wylie - Deputy Head Teacher

Our Governors responsible for Safeguarding is:

Mrs Catherine Hart – Safeguarding Governor
Mr Andy Williams – Looked After Children Governor

 

As a community, we are all responsible for the safety of children. If you have a concern about a child and believe they are at risk of harm, you can;

Speak to one of our designated members of staff listed above.

Phone the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to report your concerns on 020 8770 6001

Phone 101 (or 999 in an emergency) and speak to the Police.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the Designated Persons 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.