Policy for Safeguarding incorporating Child Protection
Anthony Curton Primary school is fully committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of all it's pupils and all members of the school community. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. At Anthony Curton Primary School all staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and genuine tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Senior Designated Professionals for Child Protection/Safeguarding: Miss Liddle and Mr Wilkinson.
Senior Designated Member of Staff for Prevent: Mr Wilkinson.
Whole School Safeguarding Operation Encompass
At Anthony Curton and Tilney All Saints Primary Schools we are working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass. In order to achieve this, Norfolk Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s). On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Norfolk joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.
Copies of all policies, including those for Safeguarding, Single Equality, Child Protection, Health and Sex Education, Complaints, and Accessibility and Disability Discrimination are available on request from the school office.
Safeguarding our children
The law requires Headteachers to report any obvious or suspected child abuse. This includes non accidental injury, physical neglect, emotional and or sexual abuse. Headteachers and staff are charged with the duty of reporting whatever their views of the likelihood of abuse. This procedure is intended to protect our children, and school takes the attitude that when there are any suspicions, it is better to be safe than sorry. At times, this does mean that Headteachers risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case that after investigation was proved to be unfounded, but it is hoped that parents will understand how difficult it is for Headteachers to carry out this delicate task, and that they act only in the best interests of the children in their care.