If you have any urgent concerns about a child's safety, you can contact the Wolds and Dale Children's Safeguarding Team at East Riding Of Yorkshire Council, Burnby Hall, 33 The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF
Tel: (01759) 305704 Fax: (01759) 306915
The safeguarding teams respond to enquiries from children, parents, carers and all other members of the public, as well as from other agencies such as health and education.
Secure email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Duty Team provides an out of hours, county wide, emergency service and aims to provide support and safeguarding services at a time of crisis, and to ensure agencies, carers, service users and the public have a key point of contact when day time teams are not available.
Referrals to the Emergency Duty Team can be made either by telephone or email.
Tel: (01377) 241273 Email: email@example.com
Young People's Participation and Rights Team - help and advice
Safeguarding Children at Stamford Bridge Primary School
Information for visitors, supply staff and volunteers
Our school is 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 Child Protection Policy and procedures in place.
All people in the school community have a responsibility to act on any concerns that they have about a child’s wellbeing.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concerns, and any observations or conversation heard, and report this as soon as possible the same day.
‘Record of Concern’ forms are available from each Class Teacher and also kept in both offices.
If possible please complete this form and pass it to the Child Protection Co-ordinators Alison Shaw (Head Teacher) or Martin Bell,.
If the form is not available ensure that the full details are recorded including date, time, child’s name, your name and a factual account of what was said or observed.
Do NOT conduct your own investigation. Keep all concerns or information confidential.
You might be concerned if:
- You see an injury
- Another person may express concerns
- Something else raises concerns or worries.
- A pupil tells you something
If a pupil tells you something that needs to be passed on:
- Promise confidentiality not secrecy
- Reassure the child that they have done the right thing
- Listen but do not ask leading questions
- Record and pass on your concerns
Your help in supporting our safeguarding work is appreciated by the school and most importantly by the children and young people.
Keeping Children Healthy and Safe from Harm
‘Fun, Friendship and Learning for Life.’
School policies are in place to ensure that there is a consistent approach to practices throughout our school and that they are understood and adhered to by staff, governors and volunteers. Adults have a tremendous impact on young children and, with this in mind, Stamford Bridge Primary School;
- are good role models for children
- enjoy their work and working with children
- welcome and support visitors in school
- recognise and value strengths in each other and use these to support everyone
- work within the agreed policies of the school
- promote a happy, caring and safe school
- encourage children to think for themselves, ask questions and find answers
- create an environment of trust whereby children are trusted to do their best and mistakes are seen as
part of the learning process
- challenge and support children’s learning.
We pride ourselves on being a ‘caring and nurturing’ school and doing the very best we can for every child in our care. There are numerous policies in place to safeguard our children and they include:
- Child Protection – this is a key area in which all staff receive regular training. School and other services for children and families all work together to support the needs of children. There is a named governor for Child Protection, Mrs Jenny Carpenter, and a number of safeguarding policies can be viewed by parents on the school’s website.
- Attendance – children’s attendance in school is monitored on a daily basis and notable absences or patterns of absences are followed up by our Education Welfare Officer. As a school, we work hard to promote the importance of good attendance and work in partnership with parents to achieve this.
- Behaviour – high standards of behaviour are expected in school. Any incidents of poor behaviour between children are dealt with sensitively by an adult who gives both children time to calm down, explain what the problem is and helps the issue to be resolved. More serious incidents of poor behaviour are carefully monitored by staff and dealt with in accordance with the school’s Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy. Children are constantly reminded about our school rules and they know we have them in order for everyone to be happy and safe at school.
- Health and Safety – everyone here at Stamford Bridge Primary School knows they have a responsibility to ensure that children and adults are able to work in a healthy and safe environment. Staff are trained in Paediatric and Emergency First Aid and the school has several fully trained first aid members of staff who deal with accidents should they occur following the school’s first aid and medicine policies.
- Curriculum – through the planned curriculum we ensure that the issues of healthy eating, physical exercise and how to keep ourselves safe are taught. This aspect is enhanced by the many visitors to school e.g. Road Safety Officers, Police, Dental Nurse, Optician, Fire Safety Officers and the School Nurse
- Safer Recruitment and Selection – Governors and the school ensure that all staff new to the school and volunteers who work in school on a regular basis undertake a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check and full references are required before a person takes up a post.
- Complaints – should parents have any complaints the school staff will listen to your concerns and will follow up issues arising. There is a clear procedure in place. The school is committed to working closely with parents/carers for the benefit of the children. If any parent feels that an issue has not been resolved then there are complaints policies in place which are dealt with by the complaints committee of the governing body.