'Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children’.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is: 'protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.' (Keeping Children Safe in Education. September 2023)
Malden Manor Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children within its care and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All of our staff fully recognise their responsibilities for safeguarding children. We regularly review our safeguarding procedures and ensure all staff and volunteers receive regular training. This includes identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases of abuse. We also ensure that all staff, governors, visitors, parents and volunteers are effectively aware of the procedures that need to be adhered to in order to ensure the children in our care are kept safe. We practise safe recruitment and all staff and volunteers are DBS checked.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/ carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Malden Manor School also ensures it includes opportunities throughout the curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse, using organisations like NSPCC to support us in this work. We aim to establish a safe and happy environment in which children feel secure while learning, growing and developing. Children are encouraged to talk, and are listened to. All staff and pupils receive e safety training to raise awareness of how to keep safe while using the internet and electronic devices and any associated safeguarding risks.
What to do if you’re worried:
- You can talk to people at home - parents, grandparents, friends or relatives.
- You can talk about things with your friends.
- If you are worried, you can talk to a teacher or a teaching assistant in your class.
- If you are outside or in the lunch hall you can talk to the staff on duty.
- Sometimes people like to talk to the staff in the office.
- Mrs Tremain, Mrs Daines, Mrs Veal and Mrs Irons are always available to listen and help.
- We have a worry box in school. You can write down the worry and put it in the box with your name on. Someone will come and find you to discuss the note.
- Some people like to ring Childline 0800 1111. They also have an online message board where you can search for advice from people with similar problems.
- You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a gmail to Mrs Tremain
- If you’re worried then please find someone you can trust to tell your problem to.
Safeguarding - Designated Roles at Malden Manor School
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Katherine Tremain
Deputy Safeguarding Leads - Jane Flitton-Daines
Deputy Safeguarding Leads - Katie Veal
Safeguarding Link Governor - Rachael Lambert
Contact can be made via the school office if you wish to speak with a safeguarding member of staff or governor.
Safeguarding concerns can also be made by contacting Kingston's Single Point of Access (SPA) - 020 8547 5008