SAFEGUARDING AT EXHALL JUNIOR SCHOOL
Exhall Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, pupils and volunteers to share this commitment. It is their right to be safe in school and our duty to ensure this.
At Exhall Junior School, safeguarding is managed in a number of ways. This includes ensuring good behaviour, safety on the school site, anti-bullying, E-safety, pupil voice and child protection policies.
Exhall Junior School is committed to providing a secure environment for pupils, where children feel safe and are kept safe. All adults in our school recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility irrespective of the role they undertake or whether their role has direct contact or responsibility for children or not.
As part of our safeguarding work, Exhall Junior School recognises the responsibility it has under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and the requirements of the 'Safeguarding Children in Education' to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
We work in partnership with colleagues from other agencies and when we can, our intention is always to consult and work with parents/carers to achieve the best outcome for the child.
Sometimes circumstances exist which do not allow for the consultation and the school must take independent action in order to ensure a child is safeguarded.
‘Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175 for maintained schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Parents / carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent / carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay. The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded. Parents / carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.’
OUR SAFEGUARDING TEAM IS:
Mr Mann (Headteacher) - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Nethercot (Assistant Headteacher) – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Spencer (Acting Assistant Headteacher 2023-24 - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Inman (Learning Mentor) - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Ellis (Senior Leadership Team) - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Dickens (Inclusion Manager) - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Gardiner (Chair of Governors) – Governor with Responsibility for Safeguarding
SAFEGUARDING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERYONE.
What to do if you have a safeguarding concern?
If you have a safeguarding concern regarding a child/family in school, please speak to one of the designated safeguarding leads by phone, email or in person using the usual school contact details.
If you have an immediate safeguarding concern outside of school hours, or wish to make an anonymous referral please contact:
Children and Families Front Door
(Previously MASH - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) 01926 414144
For family support please contact:
Family Support Worker Helpline: 01926 412412
Family Information Service: 01926 742274
In the case of a serious safeguarding concern please dial 999.
If you are subject to domestic abuse and unable to talk on the line, dial 55 and the authorities will be sent.
For information on the range of service available to support, click on the link below:
Exhall Junior School Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 2022 - 2023
As a school we actively support the government's Prevent Duty guidance to prevent radicalism and extremism. All staff have completed training which provides a foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the roles involved in supporting those at risk.
All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.