Safeguarding at Copeland Road Primary School is regarded as the highest priority.
All adults in our school have a responsibility for Safeguarding. The Designated Safeguarding Person is Mr R Nodding (Headteacher) and the Designated Safeguarding Deputy is Mrs L Kidd. These staff have completed higher level Safeguarding Training provided by the Local Authority. This is regularly reviewed and the most recent training was in September 2015.
All school appointed staff (teachers, teaching assistants, midday assistants, admin staff etc) have completed Level 1 Safeguarding Training led by the Local Authority. The most recent whole staff training took place in March 2016. Those staff who were not able to attend this training or have joined the school since this date have attended similar training programmes.
The named Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs S Dransfield.
All staff recruitment panels include at least one person who has completed appropriate ‘Safer Recruitment in Education’ training. Five Governors have completed this training.
All adult visitors in school are required to wear a Copeland Road Primary School Visitor’s Badge, and must sign in at the school office when they arrive in school.
All staff, governors, students and volunteers undertake a DBS check and these details are kept in a Single Central Record in school. DBS checks are monitored and updated on a regular basis.
The Safeguarding Policy (and its related policies) form a central part of the Staff Induction process, and all of these policies are reviewed annually. Safety is an important part of the curriculum and is highlighted at different times e.g. road safety, racism, stranger danger, antibullying and e-safety. Assemblies are also used to promote whole school safety themes and help to promote the positive safeguarding school ethos.
Security in school is an essential part of our safety plans and we constantly review our security procedures to ensure all children and property on the premises is safe. The external areas are monitored by CCTV cameras which also monitor entry and exit to the building.
We believe that it is important to make children aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable, and our PSHCE and SEAL curriculum support children in recognising when their personal safety is being compromised. The school also signposts access to support for pupils, by displaying Childline posters and a contact telephone number. We invite Childline staff to lead assemblies and encourage child to speak to adults about their concerns.
We are committed to multi-agency working, in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of the pupils at Copeland Road Primary School. This includes liaison with local groups who support children and parents to promote safety in all situations.
Also, see Parental Advice on e-safety.