Safeguarding

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

St Nicholas C of E Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding pupils within its care. All staff are trained and annual training updates keep adults informed of any safeguarding and Prevent updates and current initiatives. Our policies follow National and Local Authority guidelines. All adults, including volunteers, are rigorously checked before starting at St Nicholas C of E Primary School, having clear safeguarding procedures both on site and for activities off the school site.

Senior staff and governors are trained in safer recruitment procedures. All senior leaders, including Phase Leaders and SENCo have received more in depth Safeguarding Lead training through Warwickshire County Council.

Designated Safeguarding Leaders
Adam Walsh Executive Headteacher
Karen O’Shea Head of School
Laura Marshall/Emma Brain SENCo and Inclusion Lead
Alex Kolb Assistant Head / Phase Leader
Anita Hartley Phase Leader
Sue Godson Phase Leader

 

Safeguarding Policies

Preventing Extremism & Radicalisation Safeguarding Policy
Child Protection Policy
Behaviour and Discipline Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy
Sex and Relationships Policy
Whistle Blowing Policy
E-Safety Policy
What to do if you are worried a child is being abused
Staff Behaviour Policy
Safer Recruitment and Employment Policy

MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
Warwickshire MASH is a team made of different agencies and partners working together to keep children and young people safeguarded from harm, receiving the services they need at the right time, effectively and efficiently.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child or young person please call the MASH. 01926 414144. For more information please visit their website by clicking the icon below.

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Parenting Project

The parenting project is a voluntary organisation, which works across the Stratford District for families with children from 0 – 19 years which offers a wide range of services to help make parenting that little bit easier.  Our Family Support Worker is Lauren Leigh Morris. Lauren is able to give advice on possible help. Please email her directly on lauren.leighmorris@parentingproject.org.uk or speak to Mrs O’Shea.

To view their website, please click on the icon below.

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Taking Care Project

At St Nicholas C of E Primary School, we deliver the Taking Care project which aims to improve the safety and well-being of children in Warwickshire by teaching them to keep themselves safer in a variety of situations.

Protective Behaviours (PB’s) is a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened and explores practical ways to keep safe. Protective Behaviours also looks at identifying support networks for times when we need someone to listen and help.

Protective Behaviours  is based on two key messages:

  • We All have the Right to Feel Safe all of the Time
  • We can talk with Someone about Anything, even if it feels awful or small

Further information and a national practice sharing forum can also be  found at PB People  www.pbpeople.org.uk

Other Useful Websites

 

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Prevent

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.

This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy.

These include:

  • Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity
  • Challenging prejudices and racist comments
  • Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity
  • Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy

We will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the internet to make sure they can’t access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils.

The following sources may also be useful for further information:

Prevent duty guidance: for England and Wales, HM Government

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/417943/Prevent_Duty_Guidance_England_Wales.pdf

Frequently asked questions, Prevent For Schools
http://www.preventforschools.org/?category_id=38

What is Prevent? Let’s Talk About It
http://www.ltai.info/what-is-prevent/

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Parent Pamphlet on the Prevent Strategy