Safeguarding

Brown Clee C.E. Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. We believe all staff and visitors have an important and unique role to play in child protection.

DESIGNATED CHILD PROTECTION OFFICERS AT BROWN CLEE

The Designated Lead Teacher for Child Protection is Miss Relph, our Headteacher and Class 1.  The Deputy Designated Lead Teacher for Child Protection is Mrs Heath, our Class 3 Teacher.  The Designated Governor is Mrs Roberta Jarvis. All of the named Safeguarding Officers have undertaken the relevant training.

Child Protection Policy Sep 2017

All Child Protection information will be dealt with in a confidential manner.

Safer School

safer_schoolOur school is a ‘Safer School’   West Mercia Police and Shropshire Council support our school with the Safer School initiative. We are an accredited ‘Safer School’ and proud of our Safer School sign and certificate. The accreditation is reviewed every two years.     The initiative is a holistic, practical and realistic approach to school security and personal safety. It gives our school a clear focus on the subject and turns a negative subject into a positive one. It sets a minimum standard for school security.

The essential elements of the ‘Safer School’ process include:-

  • Implementing a security policy that the governors have adopted.
  • Consulting parents/carers and pupils/students for their views and updating them on any progress.
  • Publicity of Safer Schools to school staff, pupils, school neighbours, parents and prospective parents.
  • Establishing a Safer School Group. This Safer School Group is a partnership of school stakeholders – Headteacher/Deputy, staff, governors, parents, pupils, neighbours, Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police.
  • Regularly reviewing and implementing good practice and essential security/safety measures for staff, pupils, the site and assets.
  • Educating pupils through the Personal, Social, Health and Economic curriculum programme or the Safer School folder.
  • A daily procedure for recording incidents should they occur i.e. trespass, burglary, theft, antisocial behaviour, vandalism, arson, suspicious activity etc., both during school hours and out-of hours.
  • Solving real problems rather than perceived problems. Prioritising work (if any) and reviewing action.
  • If there are security issues i.e. vandalism, anti-social behaviour etc., the intention of the initiative is to reduce/eliminate the issues.

E-Safety

Parents and carers need to help keep their children safe when using the Internet. If you need guidance please follow the links below.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

http://www.childnet.com/resources/kia/

https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/

Useful E-safety links for children:

Key Stage 1:https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/

Key Stage 2:https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

If something or someone is making you feel uncomfortable or upset online and you feel it needs to be reported please follow the links below (please talk to an adult you trust first):

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/

https://www.childline.org.uk