The Manor C of E Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and insist that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. 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.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Flanagan (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr John Israel (Deputy Headteacher) with Mrs Halina Kelly (EYFS and KS1 Lead) our Assistant Safeguarding Lead. The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Sarah-Jayne Cannings.
Our local authority Designated officer (LADO) is Tina Wilson (Tina.firstname.lastname@example.org) 01454868924
You can also contact the Access and Response Team (ART) 01454866000 Mon-Fri 9-5 or 01454615165 out of hours.
We have shared a selection of helpful websites below that support the safeguarding of children.
The above document is essential reading for staff and volunteers.
All staff and volunteers should familiarise themselves with at least
Part 1 of the guidance.
The above document is the school's own safeguarding policy.
Access and Response Team (ART)
When the public or professionals need to make a referral or raise a concern about a child, the Access and Response Teams (ART) will make the first assessment of what needs to be done to keep or make the child safe.
The ART Team can be contacted by anyone with a concern about a child - their number is: 01454 866000 (out of hours number: 01454 615165)
The Prevent Duty
The Prevent Duty applies to all schools and childcare providers. It sets out the legal duty these organisations have to give, 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'.
The following resources and publications, in conjunction with CPD and mentoring, will provide staff with a clear overview of how to exercise their duty.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe? You can make a report to one of CEOP's experienced Child Protection Advisors by clicking the link below.
Childline is a free service for children. For more information visit their website or call them for advice and support.
South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board
The SG Board has been replaced by the South Gloucestershire Children's Partnership (as of 29/9/19).
More information will follow. For now, the SG Board website remains live.
E-safety is an important aspect of safeguarding our children. Below are two websites which offer support and guidance with regards to issues arising from technology use and the internet.
The NSPCC offer a wide-range of advice and information in relation to child protection and safeguarding concerns