At Mappleborough Green Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility!
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware through our Protective Behaviour Programme that we all have the right to feel safe all the time and we can talk with someone about anything, even if it feels awful or small .
Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). The school has adopted a Child Protection Policy for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
Please note that all visitors to school must sign in at the main school office. They will be provided with a badge which must be worn at all times whilst on the school site and they will also be asked to sign out upon leaving the school premises. This system ensures that children, staff and visitors are safeguarded.
Meet the Safeguarding Team
Mr Alexander Finch
( Head Teacher)
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Gail Groom
The Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs Jennie Jarmie - contactable through the school office.
Child Protection Policy and Practice
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy outlines our commitment to safeguarding, roles and responsibilities of all adults that work with children in our school and detailed practice guidance. This policy is available above. Alternatively, a hard copy can be requested through the school office.
Keeping Children Safe in Education/Working together to Safeguard Children
Mappleborough Green follows the Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance from the Department for Education when carrying out our duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Working together to Safeguard Children outlines the need for an interagency approach to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children.