At St Andrew’s Church of England Methodist Primary School, we believe that a caring school promotes the welfare, health, safety and guidance of every child. We recognise our statutory duty and pastoral duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our pupils.
Lead Designated Person and Safeguarding Team:
At St Andrew’s the Headteacher is the lead designated person for safeguarding. John Clapham has responsibility for the safeguarding of all children at school. It is his responsibility to ensure that all concerns are recorded accurately and referred to the appropriate agency quickly to ensure that necessary actions are taken to promote children’s welfare.
It is the lead designated lead’s responsibility to ensure that all staff and volunteers are trained to an appropriate level and are confident in sharing concerns they have with the lead designated lead. This training takes place each year.
Each term the designated lead meets with the safeguarding governor to ensure that they are kept up to date with the developments in safeguarding. At no point during these meetings are individual cases discussed.
- The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Juliet Lee (Deputy HT)
- The Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding is: Donald King
- The Designated Lead for CIC (Looked after children) is: Trish Barnett
- The Designated link Governor for Looked after Children (Child in Care) is: Marc Howell
- The Designated Lead for Anti- Bullying is: John Clapham
- The Designated link Governor for Anti- Bullying is: Jean Worth
Safeguarding arrangements at St Andrew’s CE Methodist Aided Primary School are underpinned by three key principles:
- Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility: all Staff, Governors and Volunteers play their full part in keeping children safe.
- That St Andrew’s CE Methodist Aided Primary School operates a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs, wishes, views and voices of children.
- 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 or College 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.
Creating a safe environment:
- We will ensure that our Staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities for Safeguarding in promoting the welfare of children by creating an environment and an ethos whereby all Staff including Volunteers feel able to raise concerns, along with being supported in their Safeguarding role.
- We will endeavour to create a culture of listening to children, taking account of their wishes, feelings and voices both in individual decisions and in the School’s development.
- That the building including its surroundings are safe, and one where children can feel safe.
- That parents/carers know about our principles in safeguarding, who along with the local community are made familiar with and are able to participate in any policy, procedure or initiatives which contributes to the safety of the children in that local community.
For full details of our safeguarding commitments and procedures, please refer to our safeguarding policy. This can be found under ‘Our School’ and ‘Policies and Documents’ on our website, alternatively please click here.
Important contact details
Children’s Social Care Single Point of Contact:
Tel: 01629 533 190
Out of hours Call Derbyshire (Children’s /Young Peoples and Adult Social Care)
Tel: 01629 533190
Police Central Referral Unit
Tel: 0300 122 8719
NSPCC - National Helpline
0808 800 5000
Childline 0800 11 11