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Netheravon, Salisbury

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Safeguarding

School Visitor and Volunteer Safeguarding Guide

Netheravon All Saints C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

This leaflet contains information about our expectations of you whilst visiting the school.

If you are unclear about anything in it please speak to any of the contacts named within.

Please keep the leaflet in a safe place so that you can read it again if you need to.

If you are concerned about the safety of any child in our school, you must report this to either the:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Ms Lisa Tight; or
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Catherine Carpenter.

If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff or a volunteer in our school, you must contact the Headteacher – Ms Lisa Tight.

Lisa Tight, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Catherine Carpenter, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • All visitors MUST sign in at the Main Reception
  • All visitors will be issued with an appropriate pass which must be displayed at all times whilst on site
  • Visitors will be asked to remain under the supervision of a designated member of staff whilst on site unless the DSL is satisfied that appropriate DBS checks have been carried out
  • Visitors wishing to speak to a particular member of staff should telephone the school to make an appointment
  • Visitors must not use a smart phone or camera on site
  • Visitors MUST sign out at the Main Reception and return their visitors pass before leaving the site.

If you become concerned about:

  • Something a child says;
  • Marks or bruising on a child;
  • Changes in a child’s behaviour or demeanour

You must inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead or in their absence, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

If you feel that a child may be at risk of harm but you are not sure, then inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead immediately who will offer advice and take appropriate action.

If an incident occurs outside of school hours and you are concerned a child is at significant risk of harm or injury you must contact the police by dialling 999 to report your concerns.

Child abuse can happen to all children, regardless of gender, culture, religion, social background and those with or without disability.

Sometimes a child may disclose information to you. If this happens then the following action must take place:

  • React calmly
  • Listen carefully to the child, particularly what is being said spontaneously
  • Do not promise confidentiality. Explain to the child that you may need to pass on the information if you are worried about their safety
  • You may clarify your concern using ‘Tell, Explain or Describe’. Do not use leading questions and as soon as your concern is confirmed ask no further questions as further enquires may be compromised. Only trained investigators should question a child
  • Reassure the child that they have done the right thing
  • Record carefully what the child says in THEIR WORDS including how and when the account was given. Date, time, print your full name and sign the record. Pass this onto the Designated Safeguarding Lead or in their absence the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead immediately
  • Welfare concern sheets to record any disclosure are kept in the staffroom

Everybody has a responsibility to keep all children safe. This applies to both the home and school environment. Harm is identified in four main categories:

  • PHYSICAL – When a child is deliberately hurt or injured
  • SEXUAL – When a child is influenced or forced to take part in a sexual activity. This can be a physical activity or non-physical, e.g. being made to look at an inappropriate image
  • EMOTIONAL – When a child is made to feel frightened, worthless or unloved. It can be by shouting, using threats or making fun of someone. It can be when children see their parents, or visitors to the home, fighting or using violence
  • NEGLECT – When a child is not being taken care of by their parents. It can be poor hygiene, poor diet, not keeping appointments for additional support, not coming to school or being left at home alone

Extremism and Radicalisation are part of the school’s wider safeguarding duties. Radicalisation is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social, or religious ideals and aspirations that reject or undermine the status quo or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice.

If you are concerned that a child may be being radicalised you should report your concerns to the Head Teacher in the same way as reporting other safeguarding concerns.

If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff following an observation or disclosure, the following actions must take place:

  • Immediately inform the Headteacher
  • In their absence immediately inform the Assistant Headteacher
  • If the concern is about the Headteacher, immediately inform the Chair of Governors
  • Be professional at all times. Be careful how you interact with or speak to a child, the child may interpret it differently
  • Avoid physical contact with children unless you are preventing them from immediate harm to themselves or others
  • Avoid being on your own with a child, always ensure that a door is open and that you are visible to others
  • It is best not to do anything for a child that he or she can do for themselves
  • Always tell someone if a child touches you or speaks to you inappropriately. Log down the incident, time and date it with your full name and signature and pass it to the Headteacher
  • If you have concerns about the conduct of staff, it is your responsibility to inform the Headteacher
REMEMBER... IF IN DOUBT, ASK!

Safeguarding Staff

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Lisa Tight (Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Catherine Carpenter (Assistant Headteacher)

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Patti Russell

Chair of Governors: Mrs Dorothea Georgeson

If you have any further queries please contact the school on 01980 670339

Download the Full Safeguarding Leaflet
Download our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy