Long Clawson Church of England Primary School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. Our pupils' welfare is of paramount importance, we want our children to feel happy and safe. The school adopts an open and accepting attitude towards children as part of its responsibility for pastoral care, and staff hope that children and parents will feel free to talk about any concerns and will see school as a safe place to be. Children's worries and fears will always be taken seriously and children are encouraged to seek help from members of staff.
Our school will therefore:
- Establish and maintain an ethos where children feel safe and are encouraged to talk, and are listened to;
- Ensure that children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty;
- Include in the curriculum activities and opportunities for PSHE/Citizenship which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse, and which will help children develop realistic attitudes to the responsibilities of adult life, particularly with regard to childcare and parenting skills;
- Ensure every effort is made to establish effective working relationships with parents and colleagues from other agencies;
- Operate safe recruitment procedures and make sure that all appropriate checks are carried out on new staff and volunteers who will work with children, including references and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
If a parent has any concerns about a child, we would encourage them to speak to any member of staff.
Further information is available in our Safeguarding Policy, which can be downloaded below.