Stanley Common

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Stanley Common Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our children. We expect all staff, parents 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.

Addendum Child Protection Policy - April 2020 - Summary of key COVID-19 Mitigation Planning, Safeguarding and Child Protection Changes

Annex A - Child Protection Policy - June 2020 - Safeguarding arrangements for the wider opening of education settings to children

Please see our safety policies here.

All adults who work in our school have been subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS.) All employed staff have been appropriately checked for their suitability, using the Safer Recruitment procedures.

To ensure online safety in school, all staff sign an user policy and all online systems have Derbyshire schools’ broadband filter with user history monitored. Through assemblies, PHSE and Computing lessons students are made aware of the risks associated with being on line and using social media; as well as what is a healthy relationship and appropriate behaviour.

To report online abuse to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection), click here.

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 his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. 

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), Erika Thornhill and Emma Wilson. Alternatively you can contact Starting Point at Derbyshire County Council on 01629 533190. If you feel the child is in immediate danger phone 999.

If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to the DSL as soon as possible.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to the DSL in confidence, (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

See our Early Help Offer here.