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Terrington St Clement Community School

A traditional school with traditional values

Safeguarding

Ofsted February 2018 said:

Leaders, staff and governors work with a clear focus to ensure that all safeguarding arrangements are highly effective. Child protection training for staff and governors is thorough and up to date. Consequently, any concerns are dealt with quickly and external agencies are involved as necessary. Rigorous processes are in place to monitor the effectiveness of the school’s procedures to keep pupils safe. These reflect the school’s vigilant, inclusive culture.

Keeping Safe Survey

Please click on the link to take part in this survey - thank you.

http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Q9M9MH2

Please also look at the 'parents' tab for a wealth of information on how to keep your children safe. This information is right on the front page so you can find it easily.

We all have a responsibility to safeguard our pupils. Schools are often in the best place to spot where a child is not being safeguarded. We have a duty to refer our concerns to Children's Services.

We take safeguarding extremely seriously making sure all adults working and volunteering in our school are checked to make sure they are suitable to work with children. When we advertise a vacancy, we make sure thorough checks are in place to filter out any potential staff who are not suitable. We also vet potential volunteers and hold screening meetings with volunteers before they are allowed to volunteer in our school.

We are members of the Local Safeguarding Hub. Termly meetings draw together local headteachers and senior designated staff for safeguarding with experts across the field who can share best practice and keep us up to date with changes to policy or draw our attention to any issues surrounding safeguarding.

We employ the services of a play therapist one day a week to give emotional and well-being support to our pupils and their families when it is needed most. We also have a dedicated teaching assistant who works within the SEND team to share the information she discovers about pupil well-being through our survey snapshot of pupil mental well-being.

Click on the link to the left to look at information about the government's Prevent Strategy. This strategy is designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorists or extremist causes. This also includes the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes. You may wonder what role schools could possible have in this. From July 2015, all schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a duty to protect them from extremist and violent views in the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence - please read the website for more information and do ask if you have any questions. We are only too happy to discuss this new strategy with you.

Click on the PANTS tab link to find out more about how to prepare your child to keep themselves safe by following PANTS. Below there is a link to a leaflet to help you understand child sexual abuse. There is advice in the leaflet about what you can do and who you can turn to for advice.

Below you will find our safeguarding policies. You will see safeguarding is more than just child protection.