Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
Safeguarding includes the establishment and implementation of procedures to protect children from deliberate harm, however, safeguarding also encompasses all aspects of pupils' health, safety and well-being.
Coldean Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to 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 Mr Stuart McConnachie (Head teacher).
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Sue Fears (Pupil Welfare Officer) and Miss Alexis Carrington (SENCO).
The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mrs Sharon Terrill.
Safeguarding Related Policies (Updated September 2022)
Child-On-Child Abuse (child friendly)
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Child Sexual Exploitation Policy
Child Missing From Education Policy
Low-Level Safeguarding Concerns Policy
Suspension and Exclusion Policy