Safeguarding

The Governors and Staff of All Saints’ CE Primary School are responsible for, and committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in our care.  

Safeguarding is the responsibility of all members of our school community.            

The welfare of our children is of the greatest importance and our governors and staff are trained frequently to ensure they are able to recognise and report concerns effectively.

We take safer recruitment of staff very seriously and follow stringent safeguarding practices to ensure that the staff who work at All Saints’ have passed all checks and requirements before coming to work in our school.

We work closely with many agencies to ensure we support families in accessing child protection processes as necessary.

The school's safeguarding policy provides clear direction to all members of our school community about expected practice in dealing with safeguarding issues. 

For further support and guidance with anything in relation to safeguarding and child protection at All Saints CE Primary School, please contact one of the Designated/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads below: 

  • Mr D. Roberts - DHT - Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs E. Anderson - AHT - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs A. Forster – AHT- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs K. Musgrove – SLT - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

What to do if you have any safeguarding concerns about a child:

If you have any concerns about a child, please use the link below to contact Peterborough Children’s Social Care.

https://peterborough-self.achieveservice.com/service/Childrens_Services_online_referral_form  

 

Alternatively, please contact a designated safeguarding lead in school on                  

01733 563688

Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175/157), schools must “make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”. 

We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. The school will therefore be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.

Parents/carers should know that:

  • The law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

  • The school are required to keep records of welfare concerns about children. 

  • The school staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with parents including referrals to other agencies. However, in situations where the child is suspected to be at risk of harm, the law says that schools may take advice from other agencies without informing parents/carers.

In accordance with local Information Sharing protocols, we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively.  Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service.

Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. 

Parents/carers should appreciate that the member of staff in the school with responsibility for child protection (known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead) was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.

Under Section 3 (5) of the Children Act 1989, schools or any person who has care of a child “may….do what is reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child’s welfare”.  This means that on rare occasions, a school may need to “hold” a child in school whilst Social Care and the police investigate any concerns further.

Should you have any immediate concerns about a child within the school community, please contact a designate safeguarding lead, through the school office - 01733 563688.

 

Peterborough Children's Social Care can also be contacted on the following number 0345 045 5203

 

A referral to Peterborough Children's Social Care can also be made through the following link:

https://peterborough-self.achieveservice.com/service/Childrens_Services_online_referral_form

Private Fostering arrangements 

Usually parents look after their children, but sometimes other people may be called on to look after them.  A close relative may be called on to provide care (aunts, uncle, step-parent, grandparent or 18+ sibling).

If a child is to be looked after by someone who is not a close relative, and is to give accommodation and care for a child for 28 days or more, the parent and private foster carer MUST notify the Local Authority six weeks before, or 48 hours before in an emergency. This is a requirement placed on parents by government.

Please email the Specialist Fostering Team at:

SpecialistFostering.Team@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

If the school become aware of this, we will notify the Local Authority as soon as we are made aware by emailing: referralcentre.children@cambridgeshite.gov.uk

Safeguarding Policies and Documents

- All Saints' Safeguarding Policy 2021

- All Saints' Behaviour policy

- All Saints' Anti-bullying and harassment policy

- All Saints' Equality and diversity policy

- All Saints' Safer recruitment policy

- All Saints' RSE policy

- All Saints' Home School Agreement

- Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2021

- Working together to safeguard children 2018

- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding inter agency procedure

- Sexual violence and sexual harassment in school and colleges September 2021

- What to do if you're worried a child is being abused 2015

- Guidance for safer working practice

Useful Links and Resources

Please find the link below for further information about support available for children through the 

 

Bereaved young people

 

Bullying

 

Child Criminal Exploitation

Citizens Advice Bureau – advice about legal, money and other issues www.citizensadvice.org.uk

 

Domestic Violence

 

Drugs and Alcohol

 

Eating Disorders

 

Female Genital Mutilation

 

Forced Marriage

 

LGBTQ+

 

Mental Health

 

Sexual Abuse

Police Safer School's Newsletters

Safer School's Newsletter - November 2021

Safer School's Newsletter - October 2021

Safer School's Newsletter - July 2021