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To play and work well together,
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North Northamptonshire County Council have a dedicated website for children & parent safeguarding information. The website offers a number of links to Children Trust services.
The Early Help Support Service is for those working with children and families. We provide information, advice or guidance around: -Early Help Assessment -Support to create a team around the family meeting (including finding out what other agencies may be involved with the child or family you are supporting) access to services, interventions and training. Telephone: 0300 126 3000 Email: email@example.com
Cottingham CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. Our school has a child centred and co-ordinated approach to safeguarding. Consequently, safeguarding and child protection is at the forefront of everything we do. and is 'everyone's responsibility.' We ensure systems are in place that are well promoted, easily understood and easily accessible for adults and children to confidently report any form of abuse or neglect, knowing their concerns will be treated seriously, and knowing they can safely express their views and give feedback.
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 children are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff, you should inform the Headteacher immediately. In their absence, inform the Deputy Safeguarding Lead immediately.
You can also report any concerns you have regarding a member of staff to the Designated Officer for the Local Authority (DOLA — formerly LADO) on:
All adults who work with our children and on behalf of Cottingham CofE Primary School will comply with safeguarding procedures in relation to recruitment, risk assessments, off and on site procedures, environmental safety, e-safety and as part of their every day practice with children. It is the responsibility of all staff to know safeguarding procedures, apply the principles in practice, attend training and report any concerns.
All staff will undergo an enhanced DBS check and it their responsibility to notify the DSL if there has been any change in their personal circumstance that may pose a threat to children.
Every organisation has to have a “named” person for safeguarding children and young people. The Governing body has to ensure that an appropriate member of staff should take the lead. This person should have the status and authority within the school to carry out the duties of the post including committing resources and where appropriate supporting and directing staff.
Within our Safeguarding and Child protection policy it is set out the process for dealing with child protection concerns. The policy is on the school website but also alternatively the school can provide you with a hard copy; please ask at the school office.
All adults in school must have regular training to ensure that they are aware of the signs of abuse and know what to do about their concerns. They have a duty to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Cottingham CofE Primary School has a legal duty to talk to other agencies such as Children’s Social Care and the Police if we feel that a child may be at risk of harm
We are committed to safeguarding and meeting the needs of all our pupils.
If you believe that a child in our school may be at risk, please talk to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. (DDSL) These are: Mr Ashley Scott (Headteacher and Lead - DSL) - firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs Kate Lloyd (Deputy Safeguarding Lead - DDSL) - email@example.com Mrs Suzanne Cox (Deputy Safeguarding Lead - DDSL) - firstname.lastname@example.org Mr David Sharman (Chair of Governors) - email@example.com,uk If you are worried about a child outside of school time, you can call the local Multi Agency Support Hub, MASH, for advice (anonymously if needs be) on 0300 126 7000 (option 1).Safeguarding Team
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) The MASH can advise on whether a family needs early help or whether they meet the threshold for statutory child protection. Telephone: 0300 126 7000 (Out of hours - 01604 626938) Email (secure address): MASH@northamptonshire.gcsx.gov.uk