St Mark's C of E Primary School

St Mark's C of E Primary School

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Safeguarding

 Every school must have a Child Protection Policy – often referred to as the school’s Safeguarding Policy.  The aim of the policy is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and well-being of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work.  Having the policy in place ensures that all members of our school community:

  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
  • Fully support the school’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

Click on the links below to read our Child Protection policy:

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY 2018 and SAFEGUARDING POLICY 2018

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It presents schools with a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for.

Click on the links below to read our other safeguarding policies:

 FGM POLICY 

EXTREMISM POLICY

BEHAVIOUR AND BULLYING POLICY

School Safeguarding Team

Claire Moses SENCO & Designated Child Protection Officer

Sola Ingram  Headteacher & Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer

Susan Eade– Deputy Headteacher & Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer

Cause for Concern

Our first priority is of course your child’s welfare and school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils.  However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse.  We will ensure that our concerns about a child 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 would like further information about keeping your child safe, the  National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has lots of advice and  guidance.  Follow the link below to access their website.

NSPCC

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:

CEOP - THINK YOU KNOW

For guidance and support on Child sexual exploitation, follow the link below: 

Lambeth Child Sexual Exploitation