Safeguarding in school.
What is Safeguarding:
Definition of Safeguarding
- Protecting children and young people (under the age of 18) from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
Types of abuse
Physical: Hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding. It could also be fabrication, such as deliberately inducing illness in a child.
Sexual: Involves forcing or enticing a child to take part in sexual activities.
Emotional: The persistent emotional maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and adverse effects on the child’s emotional development and wellbeing.
Neglect: The persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons.
Radicalisation: Refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups.
Designated Safeguarding Team at Barton
Safeguarding Lead – Mr Mark Snow, Head Teacher
Mrs Su Meredith, Deputy Head Teacher
Miss Charmain Armiger, Family Liaison Officer
Miss Petra Saunders, Early Years Lead
Mrs Gail Eagar, SENCO
People you need to know
Children’s Reception Team (CRT)
Public number: 0300 300 0117
In an Emergency ring 999
Isle of Wight Local Safeguarding Children’s Board
Telephone: 01983 814545
Postal address: IOWSCB, 1st Floor Jubilee Stores, The Quay, Newport, PO30 2EH
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
Telephone: 01983 823723
Secure email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address: Floor 3, County Hall, High Street, Newport, PO30 1UD
ChildLine: 0800 1111
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours) or text 88858.
Ofsted: 0300 123 1231
Emergency Helpline: 0300 123 4666
OFSTED operate a confidential and anonymous helpline which you can phone on 0300 123 4666 if you feel concerned about the welfare of a child in an education setting. Reports of abuse or any other concerns will be investigated thoroughly by OFSTED and if they feel it necessary they will place the school or early years education setting under investigation. If OFSTED feel there is a safeguarding concern they will contact police or social services as appropriate. If you have serious safeguarding concerns you can do the same.
Postal address: Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD
For further information please see the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies, both of which are available on the school website www.bartonprimaryschool.co.uk
If you have any concerns about a child, anyone is able to make a direct referral to either of the following:
Isle of Wight & Hampshire Children’s Services
Police: 101 or 999