All staff at Cale Green Primary School are committed to safeguarding all of our children.
We fully recognise our responsibility for safeguarding children and young people. It is difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.
That is why we do everything within our power to:
Provide a safe environment for our children
Notice and take appropriate action to help any of our children who are either at risk or suffering from significant harm
The action we take at our school to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play and we recognise, and take our part very seriously in, this. We ensure that we operate a child-centred safeguarding system. We recognise that children want to be respected; have their views heard; to have stable relationships with their teachers, built on trust; and to have consistent support for their individual needs.
Our school recognises that it has a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, pastoral care and extended school activities. All members of the Cale Green community (including volunteers and governors) will at all times establish and maintain a safe and stimulating environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk to adults they can trust and are listened to. Through training, all staff (teaching and non-teaching) will be able to recognise the signs of abuse and understand their responsibilities when a child may be at risk of harm.
In line with the guidance ‘Safer Recruitment all staff including volunteers have been carefully selected and screened and all have had an enhanced DBS check prior to commencing work. Details of all checks are held in a central record. Staff will be inducted into school and training will be given with regard to child protection.
Cale Green believes in working closely with parents and there is an open-door policy so that parents can feel able to visit at any time to discuss concerns. Email is used extensively by parents to contact members of staff directly including the Headteacher.
Our designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Name: Mrs Sarah McHugh
Our designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead is:
Name: Mrs Gill Rogers
Role: Child and Family Support Worker
In their absence the role will be fulfilled by:
Name: Mrs Carole Harding/ Mrs Katherine Horrabin and Mrs Helen Cartwright