Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance states that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment

  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development

  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

 

Safeguarding primarily includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work however there are numerous other elements which can also fall under the safeguarding umbrella.

The school’s Safeguarding Team consists of Sue Griffiths (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Marie-Louise Woods, Amy Craig and Stacey Lakeman (Deputy Safeguarding Leads).

Sun Hill Junior School adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

  • The Prevent Duty 2015

 

The school has a suite of Safeguarding documents, both internal and external, which are reviewed regularly. These are:

  • Child Protection Policy

  • Health & Safety and Security Policy

  • Fire Evacuation Plan

  • Positive ICT and E-Safety Policy

  • Positive Behaviour Policy

  • Whistle-blowing Policy

  • First Aid Policy

  • Safer Recruitment Policy

 

All Sun Hill Junior staff receive an annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training session from the DSL and complete appropriate compulsory training. Sun Hill Junior staff are made aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school, and it is ​regularly discussed at whole staff meetings and all staff bulletins. The Safeguarding team meet regularly to discuss any safeguarding matters that have been raised or are ongoing, with a view to check processes and all actions have been met. 

 

If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, or Deputy Safeguarding Leads, or if there is an immediate safety concern, the Police.

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