Please find information below relating to the Glebe Junior School Safeguarding. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found under the 'Key Information', 'Policies' tab.
Glebe Junior School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the / our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. We believe that safeguarding is everyone’s business.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe and feels safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs) listed below.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Safeguarding, Online and Anti-bullying Policy and procedures in place.
Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policies on request. (Copies are also available to view on our website under the heading School Policies.) Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day. If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:
Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Steve Watson (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Vicky Spender (Deputy Headteacher)
Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Rachel Whelpton (Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs Johan Marvin (Assistant Headteacher)
All Safeguarding concerns should be reported to one of these staff as a matter of urgency. Tel: 01773 811304 / email@example.com
The Appointed Teachers for Looked after children: Mr Steve Watson and Mrs Rachel Whelpton
The Appointed Teacher for SEND: Mrs Rachel Whelpton
The Designated Lead for Anti-Bullying: Mrs Hannah Johnson
The Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding is: Mrs Jan Earnshaw (Vice Chair of Governors)
The Designated Link Governor for Anti-Bullying is: Mrs Jan Earnshaw
The Designated Link Governor for Looked after Children (Child in Care) is: Mrs Jan Earnshaw
STARTING POINT AND CALL DERBYSHIRE
Tel: 01629 533 190
24/7, 365 days per week Derbyshire contact and referral service for concerns that a child is suffering or at risk of significant harm.
All other requests for support for children and their families use an on line referral form www.derbyshire.gov.uk/startingpoint
DCC CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING TEAM:
Telephone 01629 535353
If you require any professional advice or have any questions at all relating to a Safeguarding issue.
LADO (LOCAL AUTHORITY DESIGNATED OFFICER)
Tel: 01629 533 190
For Safeguarding concerns or allegations relating to members of staff including the Headteacher.
If the allegation is against the Headteacher you should in the first instance contact the Chair of
Governors Mr Walt Greensmith firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01629 538494
Mobile: 07771 980107
For concerns relating to children at risk of Radicalisation and extremist behaviour
Seamus Carroll is the lead officer for Prevent at Derbyshire County Council.
Report Child Abuse
At Glebe we are committed to keeping our children safe on-line. Our On-Line Safety Policy below outlines how we do this.