Safeguarding

Designated Senior Person for Safeguarding Children: Stephanie Armstrong

Deputy Senior Person for Safeguarding Children: Michelle Ginty

Nominated Governor responsible for Child Protection: Ines Saltalamacchia

Contact Numbers

 

For urgent Child Protection/Safeguarding advice:

Brent Family Front Door - 020 8937 4300

 

Emergency out of hours duty team - 020 8863 5250

 

NSPCC whistle-blowing helpline - 0800 028 0285

 

Brent Online Referral form:

Please click here

 

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Contact Through Front Door: 020 8937 4300

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

 

What is Child Protection?

 

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. 

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 

 Please see below for our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. 

 

Safeguarding Summary/Staff understanding - Quick overview

Please see our leaflet below to obtain a basic overview on CP/Safeguarding. The summary information acknowledges the key areas that all staff/volunteers are expected to have an understanding of and this leaflet is given to visitors on-site. We have also included a copy of our Health and Safety information for visitors.

Mandatory Reporting of FGM - Procedural information 

From 31 October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, someone under 18 has undergone FGM. Please click here to obtain more information on the correct procedure to follow

Online Safety 

 Salusbury Primary recognises the benefits and opportunities which new technologies offer to teaching and learning. We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement. However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use. Please click here to access support from NSPCC and information on online safety.

 

The Prevent Duty 

 It is important to remember that issues in regard to radicalisation and extremism are safeguarding issues, and the same level of risk assessment and proportionate response are required.

Please click here to access departmental advice for schools on the Prevent Duty (DFE) Alternatively you can also refer to Keeping Children Safe in Education above for further information or our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy. 

 

Concerns should be shared with the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school and dialogue should take place with parents/carers. However, where there is imminent risk of harm to a child, an immediate referral should be made to Family Front Door as with all other safeguarding concerns where risk of harm is imminent. If there is concern about risk of harm to others, then the Police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.

 

It is also important to bear in mind the distinction between a referral to Family Front Door as opposed to a referral to Channel (which is also referred to within the briefing). Front Door should be the first point of contact for Designated Safeguarding Leads, to enable Front Door to gather intelligence, assess risk and ensure an appropriate response – this may include a subsequent referral to Channel Panel if it is determined as necessary.

Children Missing Education (To be read alongside Attendance/Punctuality Policy)

 

From September 2016, amendments to regulations require the following actions from all schools:-

- All schools – are required to inform the LA when they are about to remove a pupil’s name from the admissions register.

 - Schools also have to inform the LA within 5 days of registering new pupils

 - For a pupil who has not returned after 10 days, the amended regulations require the school and LA to make those enquiries collaboratively, not separately. The Pupils Registration Regulations make reference to ‘jointly making reasonable enquiries’.

Schools are advised to:

- Record the Future Address and address Start Date for the pupil/student or contact;

- Record the destination school in the Destination Institution field in the School History panel of the - pupil/student record;

- Record the start date in the Destination Expected Start Date field in the School History panel of the - pupil/student record; and