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)
Where to go for- A guide to support services for young people in Brighton and Hove
This useful website contains details of many kinds of projects and services in Brighton and Hove which are useful for young people aged 13 – 25, including those for sexual health, sexual harassment or abuse, physical and mental health, drugs, alcohol and smoking cessation, housing and much more. http://www.wheretogofor.co.uk/
Allsorts Youth Project
Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. http://www.allsortsyouth.org.uk/
Front Door for Families
Front Door for Families provides information, advice and support for families, young people and professionals in Brighton & Hove. The service is made up of professionals with different areas of expertise who work together to assess, decide and coordinate how best to support children, young people and their families where there are concerns.
Phone: 01273 290400
Out-of-hours: 01273 335905 (Emergency Duty Service)
If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger please call 999.
Helps people affected by domestic abuse. Offers practical solutions, shelter and support in
Brighton, Hove and Sussex. www.riseuk.org.uk
ru-ok? is the young person’s substance misuse service for Brighton & Hove, providing free, confidential help and advice to young people and their families, offering specialist support and treatment for problematic alcohol and drug use for under 18’s http://www.ruokservice.co.uk/
Help, support and advice for people who have experienced sexual violence and professionals, friends, partners and family who are supporting them. Fully accredited member of Rape Crisis England and Wales and is the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex
WiSE Brighton & Hove The WISE Project is a service for 13-25 year olds who are experiencing sexual exploitation or are at risk of experiencing it. The project is also a point of call for advice and guidance for those working with young people who have suffered from sexual exploitation. https://www.ymcadlg.org/what-we-do/support-and-advice/wise/