At Little Chalfont Primary School, the safety of our pupils is paramount.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Mr Rob Hacking, Headteacher
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Deputy DSL) is: Mrs Dani Chester, Assistant Headteacher
Our Safeguarding Governor is: Mrs Alison Smith (Chair of Governors).
It is our key aim to make Little Chalfont Primary School a safe, secure and caring environment for all of our pupils, so that they have every chance to take advantage of the wide range of opportunities for learning, developing skills and talents and understanding how to be a good citizen, offered by the school.
We have a set of policies which explain how the school protects the children in its care and information for teachers, parents, carers and visitors to the school to help them understand what is expected of them both while they are engaged in any activity associated with the school and its pupils, on or off site.
Some of these documents can be found on the website, on the School Policies page, in the Key Information section; our latest Child Protection Policy and safeguarding pamphlets for volunteers and contractors are published below. Other documents are available in the school office.
If you have any questions regarding child safety, please talk to your Class Teacher or the Headteacher, as soon as possible.
Our Safeguarding Statement
Little Chalfont Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children and young people. We recognise our responsibilities to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect children and young people from harm, abuse and neglect.
We acknowledge our duty to act appropriately with regards to any allegations towards a member of staff or volunteer, or towards any disclosures or suspicion of abuse. We recognise our duty of care to safeguard children as detailed under the Children Acts’ 1989 and 2004 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.
Little Chalfont Primary School believes that:
· The welfare of all children and young people is paramount
· All children, whatever their age, culture, ability, gender, language, ethnicity, religious or spiritual beliefs and/or sexual identity, have the right to protection from abuse
· All allegations, reports or suspicions of abuse should be taken seriously and responded to in a swift and appropriate manner.
Little Chalfont Primary School will ensure that:
· All children and young people will be treated equally and with respect and dignity
· The welfare of each child will always be of highest priority
· Bullying (in any form) is neither accepted nor condoned
· Action will be taken to stop any inappropriate verbal or physical behaviour
· There is a clear line of accountability with regards to safeguarding concerns
· Staff and volunteers will be kept updated with regards to changes in legislation and policies for the protection of children and young people
· Staff and volunteers will undertake relevant and appropriate development and training in relation to safeguarding children
· All staff and volunteers within the organisation are fully aware of their responsibilities to safeguarding and their duty to the children and young people in their care, and that they fully understand the correct process for reporting concerns