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Terrington St Clement Community School

A traditional school with traditional values

Safeguarding

Ofsted  September 2018 said:

"Governors place a high priority on the safety and welfare of pupils. All governors have received safeguarding training and make it their business to check procedures are effective whenever they visit the school."

"Safeguarding is a key priority for all members of staff who work at the school. Regular training and updates ensure that staff are vigilant and alert to any possible signs or concerns. Records are meticulous and well organised. There is a clear system for referrals which enables staff to share any issues. Responses are made in a swift and timely manner. Vetting procedures are thorough for any adults working with children. New staff starting receive comprehensive training, and visitors are provided with guidance to make them aware of their responsibilities."

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.  Parents, carers and other members of the public who wish to discuss a concern should be call Norfolk Children's Services Customer Service Centre number on 0344 800 8020.

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.