How we safeguard pupils
'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 2016)
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. Malden Manor’s 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.
Statutory Guidance: Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) - a key document to be read alongside our policy - please click here
The NSPCC website provides very useful information for parents, children and schools for keeping safe. Please click here to visit the page.