March 2020 - Addendum to Safeguarding Policy
Please click here to find an addendum to our Safeguarding Policy in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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: Thursday 13th February 2020
Date of next meeting: Thursday 21st May 2020
Our staff completed their Level One Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children Training for adults working in the education sector on Tuesday 11th December 2018. 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 our Safeguarding Policy (updated September 2018)
Click here to view Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2018
Click here to view our Staff Code of Conduct.
Click here to view our Behaviour Policy.
Click here to view our Whistleblowing Policy
Click here to view our Online Safety 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.
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.
Click the image above to access the government web site which contains useful information and practical advice for parents regarding protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.