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. Our Deputy Designated Lead Teachers for Child Protection is Mr Harley, our Associate Head and Year 5/6 teacher. The Designated Governor is Mrs Roberta Jarvis. All of the named Safeguarding Officers have undertaken the relevant training.
All Child Protection information will be dealt with in a confidential manner.
The online world is constantly changing, and as such so are the risks involved in using it. We have put together a whole host of information on Internet Safety, including risks associated with gaming, social media etc. If you click the link below you can find out all about Tik Tok, Roblox, Fortnite, Instagram and associated risks for children.
Our 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.
Here are some useful sites that provide parents information on how to keep children safe, whether on the internet, from exploitation, drugs etc:-