The purpose of safeguarding in our school, is to ensure that every child who is a registered pupil at Fellgate Primary School is safe and protected from harm.

The child’s welfare is of paramount importance. Our school will establish and maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe.  Children at our school will be able to talk freely to any member of staff at our school if they are worried or concerned about something.

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. We recognise that staff at our school play a particularly important role as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. All staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members must always act in the best interests of the child.

All staff and regular visitors will, through training and induction, know how to recognise indicators of concern, how to respond to a disclosure from a child and how to record and report this information. We will not make promises to any child and we will not keep secrets.  Every child will know what the adult will have to do with any information they have chosen to disclose.

Throughout our curriculum we will provide activities and opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe.  This will also be extended to include material that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills

It is the responsibility of every member of staff, volunteer and regular visitor to our school to ensure that they carry out the requirements of all safeguarding policies and procedures and, at all times, work in a way that will safeguard and promote the welfare of all of the pupils at this school. This includes the responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.

The school actively supports the PREVENT agenda and works closely with Operation Encompass.

Our Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead –  Mrs Julia Tones

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Sean McMullen

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Amanda Hearn

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Ms Helen Towers

If you have any concerns about a child in our school, please do not hesitate to contact a member from our Safeguarding Team.

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