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 and staffrooms.
If possible please complete this form and pass it to the Designated Safeguarding Lead Trudi Fitzhenry (Head Teacher) or one of the deputies Peter Duggan (junior site) or Rosie Armistead (infant site).
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.
For useful information and activities linked to keeping your child safe, please visit https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/ and https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/