We have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our children.
Yerbury Primary School is committed to providing an environment where all children are safeguarded and are enabled to tell or communicate if they are being harmed in some way.
Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 places a statutory responsibility on the governing body to have policies and procedures in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils of the school. Keeping Children Safe in Education (DFE 2022) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (HMG 2018) provide a framework for enabling the school to fulfil its statutory duties effectively and efficiently in the best interests of children
All school staff, volunteers and adults working on site have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and must be aware of and fully conversant with the school’s safeguarding policies. All staff receive safeguarding training and we have designated members of staff who have received a higher level of child protection training. Our Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher have also been trained in safer recruitment and follow this training at all times.
It is neither the role nor responsibility of those working with children in the school to assess, diagnose or investigate whether a child is at risk of or suffering harm or abuse. It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of the need to report any concerns about a child to the Designated Member of Staff as a matter of priority or to one of the Deputy Designated Members of Staff in their absence.
If any member of the school community has a concern about a child’s wellbeing, speak immediately with a member of the Child Protection team.In the first instance, this should be Katherine Applegarth, Assistant Headteacher. In her absence, please speak to the Headteacher, Cassie Moss or Deputy Headteacher, Liam Frost.
The school’s Child Protection & Safeguarding policy are available through the link below.