‘The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Leaders and governors have made sure that recruitment procedures are robust and that staff training in child protection is thorough. Staff are dedicated to making sure that pupils are safe. They know how to recognise potential concerns and speak confidently about how to report them.’
(Ofsted, September 2018)
Alfred Sutton Primary School is committed to the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We have strict rules on recruitment of teachers and ensure that all adults that work with us are vetted through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment. This includes the right to protection from all types of abuse, where there is a culture of staff vigilance for signs of any pupil in distress and staff are confident about applying safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
The Governing Body and staff firmly believe that safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment. As such, all reasonable measures are taken to guarantee that risks of harm to pupils’ welfare are minimised.
Any concerns about children are passed to our Safeguarding Team (members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead’ in the school) in compliance with the ‘Information sharing’ guidance.
Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead
June Mills (Family Support Officer)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Robert Howell (Headteacher) email: email@example.com
and Sarah Tweddle (Inclusion Lead) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Designated Safeguarding Link Governor
David Dymond & Kate Gordon
For statutory guidance, please see:
Our safeguarding policy is available by clicking the link below:
What to do if you are concerned about a child
Children and young people have the right to grow up safe from harm and abuse. If you are worried about a child or young person, please contact a safeguarding team member in school or contact Children’s Single Point of Access using the telephone numbers below.
0118 9373641 (Office hours only)
Further information about Children’s Single Point of Access can be found here.
For concerns about Online Child Exploitation, further information and support can be accessed via CEOP
The Prevent duty
All schools are subject to a duty under Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions to have “due regards to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty.
It is important parents view the information below to learn about children becoming victims of radicalisation.