Safeguarding

 

Millfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

At our school we have worked hard to create a culture of safety in school which everybody must buy into in order to keep children safe. Everybody is accountable. 

The Designated Lead Teacher for Safeguarding is:

Mr S Kelly (Head teacher)

The Deputy Designated Lead Teacher for Safeguarding is:

Mrs E Parsons (Deputy Head teacher)

Our Designated Governor for Safeguarding is: Mrs Sue Bramwell

The Designated Governor for Safeguarding meets with the Head teacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead) a minimum of once every term to be updated on safeguarding issues, monitor practice and ensure that the school continues to give the highest priority to this area of its work.

The role of the safeguarding link governor is to:

  • Promote the importance of safeguarding within the governing board whilst observing the confidentiality / sensitivity of specific cases.
  • To liaise with the Designated Safeguarding Lead and report to the governing board as to any staff / governor training undertaken or required and any significant issues that are affecting the school in relation to safeguarding.

Date of last meeting: Monday 15th May

Date of next meeting: Monday 5th July

Our staff completed their Level One Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children Training for adults working in the education sector on Tuesday 20th October 2015. This will need to be updated by October 2018. The school makes arrangements for any new staff joining the school to have Level One training as soon as possible.

Click here to view our safeguarding policy.

The Prevent Duty - Protecting children from radicalisation

On 1st July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities and schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Millfield Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need, or disability.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.

All staff in this school received training on the Prevent Strategy on 2nd February 2016.

Our governors have completed general awareness online training regarding the prevention of radicalisation.

For more information regarding safeguarding in Staffordshire including what to do if you are concerned about a child please click the image above.

 

If parents / carers are concerned about any child’s safety they can contact the Staffordshire County Council First Response service at  FirstR@staffordshire.gov.uk or on 0800 1313 126

If it is an emergency situation and a child is in immediate danger then the police should be contacted  on 999.