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
DSL: Mr Britt
Deputy DSLs: Miss Bennett, Mr Creagh-Barry
Other safeguarding support:
Parent Support: Mrs Kathy Gare:
Designated Governor for Child Protection: Mrs Deborah McKinnon
If you have a concern out of school time or out of term time- please use the number below:
WORRIED ABOUT YOURSELF, A FRIEND OR A CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON YOU KNOW? PLEASE CONTACT:
Hampshire Children’s Services: 0300 555 1384
In the case of an emergency please dial 999
Safeguarding Policies are located under policies (see link below). 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.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016, 2018 and 2019 has been revised and the new version comes into effect from September 2020. The school as a teaching and support team, governing body and in conjunction with our Local Authority, have revised all safeguarding policies and in school procedures to meet new requirements to ensure our policies are robust and central to our safeguarding culture. Staff will have undergone update training on the 2nd of September 2020. Our safeguarding and child protection policies are reviewed annually and our safeguarding policy section contains all of the current policies. Please click on the link below to access our safeguarding policy section.
All staff, DSLs, the Governing Body and volunteers have regular training and updates as required by policy changes both nationally and locally.