Manor Field Infant School recognises the importance and our duty to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children. The school's policy applies to the whole of the school's workforce, along with volunteers, governors and any contractors working on the school site. In particular Staff recruitment and selection - ensuring that all staff (volunteers etc.) have been appropriately checked for their suitability, using the Safe Recruitment procedures. In addition:
•Raising awareness of safeguarding issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
•Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
•Supporting pupils who have been abused, in accordance with an agreed, child-centred plan.
•Establishing a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination or bullying, where children can learn and develop happily.
We recognise that because of their day-to-day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. Staff in schools will therefore:
•Report any inappropriate behaviour / activities to designated staff.
•Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
•Ensure that children know that they can approach any adult in school if they are worried and they will receive a consistent, supportive response.
•Provide, within the PSHE curriculum, opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise, and stay safe, from abuse.
School Safeguarding team
CPLO/DSL: Mrs Pietrzak (Head Teacher)
Deputy CPLOs: Miss Peckett (Deputy Head Teacher)
Miss McOmish (Deputy SENCO)
Designated Governor for Child Protection: Mrs Debra McKinnon
Safeguarding Policies are located under policies and have a separate sub heading. The governing body carry out visits and monitor our school procedures to ensure our policies are robustly followed by all adults working with and visiting our school site.