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Child Protection and Safeguarding

Anthony Bek fully recognises its responsibilities for Child Protection and Safeguarding.

 

Safeguarding arrangements in Anthony Bek are underpinned by three key principles:

  • Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility: all Staff, Governors and Volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe.
  • We will aim to protecting children using national, local and school child protection procedures;
  • That all Staff, Governors and Volunteers have a clear understanding regarding abuse and neglect in all forms; including how to identify, respond and report. This also includes knowledge in the process for allegations against professionals. Staff, Governors and Volunteers should feel confident that they can report all matters of safeguarding children in the School where the information will be dealt with swiftly and securely, following the correct procedures with the safety and wellbeing of the children in mind at all times.

 

Please read our policy below in conjunction with 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' and 'Working Together to Safeguard Children'. The other documents mentioned in the policy are also available below.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child please follow the following link:

http://derbyshirescbs.proceduresonline.com/index.htm

At Anthony Bek we like to involve our pupils in all things to do with health and safety. Every year we issue them with our safety leaflets - these have been put together by the staff and the children in the School Council. 

Through our PSHE lessons we talk about all aspects of keeping safe - from "Stranger Danger" to "sex and relationships" and "peer pressure" to "making the right decisions."

The School Council regularly walk around school to look for areas that they feel may be unsafe for whatever reason and they report back to staff.

This year our assemblies have covered many aspects relating to safety (Internet safety, staying safe in the sun and "what is a stranger?") Some of the assemblies have been planned and delivered by the children themselves - (see "Pupil's voice" section of the web-site.)

We had a very successful anti-bullying week in November and we react to issues which happen in our local communities by talking to the children and letting them discuss issues that are important to them.

Every year the parents and children receive a questionnaire which asks about safety in school as well as other aspects of school life.

We continue to strive to keep everyone in our school safe - keep checking the web-site for new initiatives, policies and advice.

C.Smith - Safeguarding Officer

Safeguarding Twitter leaflet for parents - December 2018

In Summer,just like in any other season, it is important that our children stay safe. these leaflets may help. Please talk to your child about them.

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