At Stapeley Broad Lane CE Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Cheshire East Safeguarding Partnership and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all.
On rare occasions our concerns about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Ian Shackleton (Head teacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Jen Holden and Mrs Catherine Acklam. The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mrs Hannah Hukins.
Worried or concerned about a young person or child?
If you are worried that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse or, you are worried that a child may be at risk if suffering harm should contact Mr Shackleton.
The Cheshire East Consultation Service (ChECS) can be contacted on 0300 123 5012 option 3 or out of hours on 0300 123 5022, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think a child is in immediate danger call for police assistance.
Photographs and Videos
Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites.
We share photographs and videos of school activities with parents on the protected pages of the school’s website. Where parents have given school permission, photographs may also be posted on the school’s facebook or twitter pages.
We understand that a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case, then please ensure that the annual permission forms are completed accordingly.
Relevant Policies and Procedures
Our work to ensure the safety of all children is governed by a number of policies. We have a detailed child protection policy which explains the procedures that the staff must follow in order to protect our children. Please find this policy below
Here are some links to online safety websites.
The following guides for parents have some really useful information about social media platforms and parental controls to help keep family members safe on the internet.
Family Guide/Parental Controls
Vodaphone produce a magazine for parents to support them with online safety and other digital matters. The latest version can be found here:
Order Digital Parenting | Vodafone
They have also made three books available. Each contains a strong online safeguarding message. The first, Chicken Clicking, can be found here. The other books in the series can be found by following the links below:
We support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. All staff have received training in this programme.
Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces. Operation Encompass is the system for reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse.
Our work in school is supported by the NSPCC who provide Pants are Private lesson materials which we use with our KS1 pupils. They also visit to work across the school with their 'Speak Out, Stay Safe' presentations and workshops.
PCSO Nick Jarvis is a regular visitor and leads workshops on a range of topics, including (for example) Stranger Danger, Online Bullying and the Age of Criminal Responsibility
We also support families by highlighting the availability of Parenting Courses. Information about the latest courses running are included in the school's weekly newsletters.