Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Amanda Statham - Teacher
Additional Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Cathryn Barrett- Class Teacher
Both can be contacted via the school office on 01491 638281 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our nominated safeguarding governor is: Mrs Helen France.
Helen can be contacted via the school office.
First response: 0845 4600001 (0800 999 7677 - out of hours)
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
ChildLine: 0800 11 11
Bucks Family Information Service: 01296 383065 - www.bucksfamilyinfo.org
Education Safeguarding Advisory Service (ESAS) Bucks County Council - Advice service: 01296 382912
Bucks Safeguarding Children Board: 01296 383485 - www.bucks-lscb.org.uk
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has spoken about the ‘spell of twisted ideologies’ in a speech launching a new website, ‘Educate Against Hate’, which offers parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice to protect children from the dangers of extremism, drawing on resources and guidance designed by the government and charities such as the NSPCC and Childnet.
The Educate Against Hate website is here: http://www.educateagainsthate.com/
Internet Safety is really important to us at Ibstone CE School. The Internet is a fantastic resource for discovering, communicating, learning and creating.
We want to ensure that we teach a balanced view of these amazing new technologies - recognising the wonderful opportunities that they represent and teaching the children to use them well, whilst understanding the dangers and how to stay safe.
At Ibstone CE School, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.
To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Criminal Records Bureau checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance with current legislation.
In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education“ Sept 2016, we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection (Mrs Louise Long) who is the Headteacher, and has received appropriate training for this role. It is her responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.
Occasions do arise when our concern about a child mean we have to consult other agencies. Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.
On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under s47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without a parents’ knowledge. This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk. To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.
The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Headteacher, Mrs Louise Long or your child’s class teacher: the Policy can be found here on the Policies page of the website. If you would like a paper copy of the Policy, please email the office to request a copy. email@example.com
Helping Hands is a support group facilitated by Women’s Aid run for children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence and who are now living in a safe environment. For more information please visit: http://www.wycombewomensaid.org.uk/children/