Safeguarding

Great Dunham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth, to view the world in a positive way or achieve accordingly. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

The school pays full regard to DfE guidance ‘ Keeping Children Safe in Education~ Sept 2018′.

We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult including e.g. volunteers and contractors. Safer recruitment practice including scutinising applications, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking interviews and where appropriate DBS checks.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Sharon Nour

Alternate Safeguarding Lead: Ellen Watson

Safeguarding Governor: Brenda Upton

For more information please read:

Safeguarding including child protection Policy Sept 2018

Safer Working Practices

Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2018

Working Together to Safeguard Children – Guide

NSPCC Let’s Talk Pants

If you have any concerns about safeguarding:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/dedicated-helplines/whistleblowing-advice-line/

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