Millfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. At our school we have worked hard to create a culture of safety in school which everybody must commit to in order to keep children safe. Everybody is accountable. We are dedicated towards being proactive in keeping children safe and seeking early help for vulnerable children and their families.
The Designated Lead Teacher for Safeguarding is:
Mr S Kelly (Head Teacher)
The Deputy Designated Lead Teachers for Safeguarding are:
Mr R Wiggett (Deputy Head Teacher)
Miss A Crook (EYFS Lead 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: Thursday 19th January 2023
Date of next meeting: Thursday 18th May 2023
Our staff completed the latest update of their Level One Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children Training for adults working in the education sector on Monday 1st November 2021. The school makes arrangements for any new staff joining the school to have Level One training as soon as possible. A record of Safeguarding training is kept in the school office.
Safeguarding - Key Documentation / Policies
Click here to view Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2022)
Click here to view our Safeguarding Policy (updated September 2022)
Click here to view our Child on Child Abuse Policy (updated September 2022)
Click here to view our Staff and Volunteers Code of Conduct (updated September 2022)
Click here to view our Behaviour Policy (updated September 2022)
Click here to view our Whistleblowing Policy (safeguarding)
Click here to view our Online Safety Policy (updated September 2022)
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.
Staff are regularly updated regarding the Prevent strategy and protecting children from radicalisation at staff meetings and via email communication and at INSET days - last update - Tuesday 1st September 2020.
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 welfare they can contact Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support - 0300 111 8007
If it is an emergency situation and a child is in immediate danger then the police should be contacted on 999.
Click the image above to access the NSPCC web site which contains useful information and practical advice regarding safeguarding including information for parents regarding protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.