Safeguarding and E-Safety
Noak Bridge Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at the school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Child Protection Officers’ in school in compliance with the ‘sharing of information’ guidance.
The Child Protection Designated Officer is Ms H Karim, Head Teacher. She is supported by a Deputy Designated Officer -Mrs L Patient and a team of other staff who have also been trained accordingly. All staff have been made aware that they each have a responsibility to report safeguarding concerns.
If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Noak Bridge Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Child Protection Officer who knows who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
For the best interests of our children we use the following safeguarding measures:
Cause for Concern
Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the Child Protection Officer often verbally at the first possible opportunity, followed up in writing- following school policy and protocol. All staff receive child protection training and any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to disclosures which concern.
All families are asked to make us aware of any injuries that a child may sustain when out of school. A verbal or written statement will be kept on file to ensure that the injuries are monitored.
All Lateness and absences are monitored. Reasons will be sought for all absences. Attendance is monitored through the school information management system, and referrals to MECES (Missing Education and Child Employment Service, formerly EWO) can be made. Parents will be informed of concerns around attendance following half termly register reviews or earlier. Only in exceptional circumstances will authority be given for a child to be absent during term time.
E – Safety
We support our pupils’ use of the internet and this is underpinned by their knowledge and understanding of internet safety. We teach our pupils how to stay safe online both in school and outside. All DVDs and material used in school is deemed age appropriate.
We believe UK certification given to DVDs and games should be adhered to and it is the responsibility of the family to ensure content is age appropriate out of school. We offer regular training to parents to keep them up to date with any areas of concern to help them keep children safe.
Facebook/Social Media Sites (SMS)
Children under 13 are not entitled to use Face Book. Children are not allowed access to social media sites in school. We ask parents/carers to respect the privacy and security of our school by not naming the school, staff, other children, or sharing school related material on any SMS.