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Safeguarding


meadows first school exploringMeadows First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone. 

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The school believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind.

We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.

 We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or is at risk of harm.

We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/ carers first - unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is Sue Hewitt

The  Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection is Wendy Dwyer (and Hazel Dodman in her absence)

The Governor with responsibility for Child Protection is Andi Lynch

We have a Pastoral Support Team who meet weekly; this includes the head teacher, deputy head teacher, SENDCo and Mrs Keith-Hill the Pastoral Support and Behaviour Manager.

We also work closely with our Family Support worker who is based at Meadows. If you wish to contact her, this can be organised through Mrs Keith-Hill.

If you are concerned about your child's attendance, please contact Mrs Slack, our Attendance Officer, through the school office.

We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.  Please click here to read the document in full.

 

This is a useful APP you can download for protecting your child when using an ipad or the internet:

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For more internet safety information - click here

Safety is of utmost importance to us at Meadows. 

Below is a list of some of the many things done at our school to ensure the safety of all children.

·       Adherence of all staff and volunteers to all policies – including safeguarding, anti-bullying, intimate care, health and safety 
·       Robust reporting and recording systems and procedures
·       Designated Senior Lead– signs up around school and on website to remind children and staff
·       “Worry boxes” 
·       Annual safeguarding training for all school staff; all staff receive online refresher training and whole school updates on a regular basis
·       De-escalation and positive handling training / Team Teach training for staff
·       Security of school site – perimeter fencing and gates, secure electronic door entry system and signing in procedure, a modern fire alarm system, CCTV
·       Regular site safety checks
·       staff wear identification badges
·       Strict signing-in procedure for all visitors (all to wear badges)
·       DBS checks for all staff and regular volunteers
·       Attendance registers closely monitored – phone calls home if a child does not arrive if we do not know the reason for the lateness/absence
·       Fire registers closely monitored and regular fire drills to ensure all staff and pupils are aware of procedures to follow
·       Designated First-Aiders on site and First Aid Room available at all times
·       Consistent policy and procedures on reporting First Aid incidents to parents/carers/health professionals
·       E-safety training for all staff and regular E-safety lessons for all children.  E-safety sessions for parents/carers
         Internet filtering system in school/Imperia
·       Regular visits by the Fire Service and Police Officers to talk to children
·       Road Safety awareness training
·       Cycling proficiency training for year 4/ Bikeability
         Safety assemblies- eg Be Safe in the Sun 
·       PSHCE lessons covering variety of safety-related subjects
·       Explicit and regular teaching of British Values
·       PREVENT training for all staff. Head teacher is prevent trainer
·       Swimming lessons for children in Year 4 
·       Behaviour Policy shared with staff, children and parents/carers – consistent application of this
·       Risk Assessments for all off-site activities and trips

Parents Guide to Extremism and Radicalisation 

Radicalisation and Extremism Risk Assessment

Safeguarding audit  CSE Audit, Governors' compliance checklist

The Prevent duty  Safeguarding Policy E-Safety Policy  Anti Bullying Policy Behaviour Policy

Safeguarding Advice for Volunteers and Regular Visitors

Worried about a child? Contact Worcestershire safeguarding through the Family Front Door anytime of day on 01905 822666 from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm or for out of office hours (5:00pm to 8:30 am weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays) please contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 01905 768020.