At Prospect Hill Infant and Nursery School the health and safety of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. We therefore have to ensure that this expectation becomes a reality. In order to do this a wide range of measures are put in place: Staff responsibilities are detailed in each individual policy.
If you have any worries regarding the safety of a child or if you are concerned that any child or family in school is at risk of radicalisation or extremist behaviour, please share any information you have with the following staff member as a matter of urgency.
Mrs Louise Rose – Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Person for looked after children and previously looked after children
Mrs Roz Palmer – Deputy Head Teacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Anna Burton - Foundation Team Leader and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Joanne Smith - SENCO and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
SAFEGUARDING and LAC LINK GOVERNOR
Mrs Vanessa Hamon
Our Safeguarding policies and documents are available below by clicking the links, these give advice to support parents and carers to help protect their children
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023
- Working together to safeguard children
- Prevent Duty
- Whole School Child Protection
- Anti Bullying Policy
- Child on Child Abuse
- Behaviour Policy
- Parent IT Acceptable Use Policy and Agreement
- Confidential Reporting Whistleblowing
- Code of Conduct for Adult Helpers
- Attendance and Punctuality
- Contact between staff/students and pupils
INFORMATION AND LINKS
The NSPCC helps parents and carers talk to their children about staying safe. It's part of their work to prevent abuse from happening to any child and it's what these guides are all about.
CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION (CSE)
Child Sexual Exploitation, or CSE, is a form of sexual abuse which sees children/young people being manipulated or coerced into sexual activity for receiving something such as; gifts, money, food, attention, somewhere to stay etc.
Technology is very often used to groom victims. This may occur through social networking sites and mobile phones with internet access.
CSE has gained a large amount of media attention over the last year as lots of services involved with children and young people have noticed a rise in cases involving CSE. Charities such as NSPCC and Barnardos have been campaigning to raise the profile of this form of child abuse.
Information regarding CSE can be found here:
Internet Safety - SEE ON-LINE SAFETY - Click Here
Children and young people spend lots of time on the internet. They may go online to research information for homework or to play games, chat with friends and make new ones.
The internet holds a huge amount of useful information and can also be a really good way of learning about new things and keeping in contact with friends and family. It can also be a dangerous place so it is important that children are protected and monitored when they are online.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) has lots of information about how to keep your children safe online and parental controls.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
In April 2014 every school in England received new safeguarding guidelines and detailed information on identifying and responding to Female Genital Mutilation. FGM is a procedure carried out on young girls between the ages of infancy and 15 years of age.
Female Genital Mutilation is classified as a form of Child Abuse in the UK. It therefore makes the procedure of it a serious child protection issue.
It is illegal for anyone to perform FGM in the UK or to arrange for a child to be transported to another country for the procedure. The maximum sentence for carrying out FGM or helping it to take place is 14 years in prison.
There is lots of information and support available online for parents/carers concerned about this subject.
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