At Charlton CE Primary school, safeguarding is our highest priority in order to keep all of our children safe. We have six trained Designated Safeguarding Leads:
|DSL - Headteacher|
|Amy Moat||Primary Deputy DSL - Assistant Headteacher and SENCO|
|Andrea Charlton||Deputy DSL - Family Liaison Officer|
|Cassandra Spain||Deputy DSL - Key Stage Two Leader|
|Rebecca Skelton||Deputy DSL - Key Stage One Leader|
|Lois Morton||Deputy DSL - Online Safety|
The staff and governors of Charlton Church of England Primary School recognise that we have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the pupils in our school. We recognise that all staff including volunteers will have a full and active part to play in safeguarding our pupils. One way in which we seek to protect our pupils is by helping them learn about the risks of possible abuse, helping them to recognise unwelcome behaviours in others and acquire the confidence and skills they need to keep themselves safe. The welfare of each child is our paramount consideration.
Charlton is committed to ensure that all steps are taken to recruit staff and volunteers who are safe to work with our pupils/students and have their welfare and protection as the highest priority. The Governing Body and School Leadership Team are responsible for ensuring that the school follows safe recruitment processes outlined within Guidance, including accurate maintenance of the Single Central Record; and an application, vetting and recruitment process which places safeguarding at its centre, regardless of employee or voluntary role.
Safeguarding in the Curriculum
Our intent is to provide a curriculum that ensures every pupil, regardless of need or background, acquires the knowledge and skills to successfully transition to their secondary setting as a well-informed, globally aware young person. This includes ensuring that all our pupils know how to keep themselves, and others, safe at all times in order to be successful.
Our teaching of safeguarding is implemented across our mapped curricula for computing, personal, social and health education and relationships and sex education, we specifically plan to teach children about online safety, healthy relationships, keeping healthy minds and bodies and what to do in an emergency situation.
Further to this we work with the outside agencies listed below to focus on specific areas related to our local context:
Across our school day and in all areas of the curriculum there are many more times when we are teaching the children how to keep themselves safe.
Some examples of this are:
We know that our safeguarding culture has the impact we want it to have as our children trust our team with information that is worrying them. Our children can name, and do talk to, trusted adults across the school. They make use of our worry boxes to tell us when they want to talk about something. They know what healthy relationships are and tell us if they are worried about a relationship inside or outside of school. Parents also report that their children feel safe at Charlton CE Primary School. Our children can talk about how they will keep themselves safe and make reasoned, principled decisions when choosing how to act. This ensures that our pupils successfully transition to their secondary settings as well-informed, globally aware young people and are also prepared for their future careers.
Child Protection and Safeguarding policy
Keeping Children Safe in Education