Whitehouse Lane | North Shields | NE29 8PE
0191 643 2890

Safeguarding Statement

The governors and staff of Langley First School are committed to ensuring the highest levels of practice in safeguarding the children of the school. We recognise that safety is paramount and we constantly monitor and review what happens at school to ensure that everyone takes responsibility for safety and that as a result the children are safe.

In order to safeguard children we have three main strategies:

  1. Policy
  2. Practice
  3. School Culture

 

  1. We have clear policies, accessible to all that cover all aspects of safety.

    They are:

    • Child Protection Policy
    • Health and Safety Policy
    • Internet Usage Policy
    • Intimate Care Policy
    • Medicines in School Policy
    • Behaviour Policy
    • Anti- Bullying Policy
    • First Aid Policy
    • Whistle Blowing Policy
    • Sex and Relationships Education Policy
    • Safer Recruitement Policy
  2. We have safe practices, to ensure that children are safe:
    • DBS checks on all staff, governors and regular volunteers
    • Training and Qualifications in safety and child protection
    • Restricted access to the building
    • Clear reporting and record keeping procedures
    • The teaching of safety throughout our curriculum and a strong emphasis on communication skills and self – esteem.
    • Clear risk assessments
    • Managed approach to health and safety
    • Monitoring processes by the Governing Body
    • Recording and monitoring accidents
  3. We have positive attitudes towards safety and a culture that promotes respect for all.
    • Good relationships between staff and children
    • Good relationships between staff and parents
    • A commitment to early intervention and to supporting families in need
    • Safety as a first priority in everything we do
    • A listening culture that encourages children to tell
    • A sensitive culture that ensures that children are empowered to tell
    • A culture that ensures that everyone takes responsibility for safety

Through this approach we believe that we are able to put the safety of children first. These policies and practices are regularly reviewed and we would welcome any comments from school users or parents, pupils or carers.

Should you have any concerns about a child, please speak to the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher in his absence. Should you have concerns about a member of staff please speak to the Headteacher. If you have concerns about the Headteacher, please contact the Chair of the Governing Body, Mrs E Brown. This can be done by calling the school and explaining you have a confidential matter you would like to discuss with the Chair of Governors.

If you have concerns about a child and the school is closed, please contact social services or the police.

The Governing Body

Autumn 2015

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