Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is best defined by the government as:
'Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children's mental health and physical 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'. (Keep Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges (DfE 2020). More information from the government can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2
Our schools will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or any other forms of abuse, staff will have no alternative but to follow Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Procedures. Derbyshire Police are also working under a new intitiative with Derbyshire County Council and will notify the school of every incident reported to them of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household. This is to help schools support children and their families and may mean talking to pupils about their experiences, classroom discussion and school activities. This school is committed to protecting children and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.
Brailsford Church of England Primary School are committed to stopping Domestic Abuse.If we receive a Domestic Abuse notification from the police we will routinely monitor the child's welfare and engage with partner agencies when required. This forms part of our commitment to safeguarding all the children and young people.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business, and we take the safeguarding of our pupils very seriously.
In school, Nicola Foulds - Head Teacher - is our Designated Safeguarding Lead along with Ann Cartwright
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Here you will find a range of useful guides, especially for parents, on a range of safeguarding issues. Our latest policy is available by clicking on the attachment at the bottom of this page. You can also get a copy of any of this information from the school office.
A website called ‘Educate against hate‘ is designed to offer practical advice and information for parents, teachers and school leaders about extremism and radicalisation. The website has been created with consultation from organisations such as Childnet and the UK Safer Internet Centre, and includes information on; warning signs of danger, steps concerned parents can take and will have advice regarding preventing all forms of extremism, including, for example, far-right views.
Listed below are some websites where you can get more advice, information or support.
From how to cope with tantrums, talking to children about race, or discussing bullying and mental health, being a parent these days can be challenging. That's why the NSPCC provides free information and resources for parents and families: www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/
If you want to find out more about the apps children are using the NSPCC has an epic guide with details about Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Snog and many, many more!... details here: www.net-aware.org.uk
Worried about grooming or Child Sexual Exploitation? CEOP have a great Educational site with a section for parents and carers here: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Families can visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
A YouTube video on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which can seriously disadvantage a child at school, can be viewed here
Our Safeguarding and Behaviour Policies:
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Confirmed Current: November 2022
Review Date: September 2023
Approval Date: March 2023
Review Date: March 2024