Our prime responsibility as a school is to ensure that all children in it are safe. Safeguarding can be defined as ‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring that they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully'. School obviously plays a very important role here.
Deanshanger Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in our care. Click here for our school's safeguarding policy. In order to support children's understanding, we have recently worked with the local police on the Blue Butterfly scheme regarding trusted adults. Click here for further information.
Our procedures and policies supporting safeguarding include –
Safeguarding, Behaviour, E-Safety, Allegation, Data Protection and Children with Medical Conditions.
Copies of these policies can be obtained from the school office and are downloadable from the policy page of the website. Safeguarding posters are also displayed prominently around the school. If we have any concerns, we might call MASH - Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. Click here for more information about their role.
If you have concerns about the safety or well-being of any child, you can contact the members of staff with designated responsibility, or alternatively, our lead governor for safeguarding, Rev Stephanie Hibberd.
Mrs Rachel Rice – Head teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mrs Sarah Webb – Deputy Head teacher / Year 6 teacher email@example.com|
|Mrs Julie Hammond – SENCo firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs Lynn Mildren - Learning Mentor email@example.com|
|Mrs Emilie Stevenson - Wrap Club Manager firstname.lastname@example.org|
- Click this link to see our Child-Friendly Safeguarding Poster
- Click this link to see our Safeguarding information leaflet
- Find out more about the Prevent strategy at Deanshanger here.
Alternatively, you can contact Northants County Council Call – 0300 126 1000 (extended opening hours) and/or visit the Northamptonshire County Council's Safeguarding Children Board.
We are committed to ensuring that all children in the school are aware of how to keep themselves safe online and that our curriculum ensures this and teaches the skills required. Our E-Safety Policy outlines full details of our role in keeping children safe online. Click here for advice from Northamptonshire County Council.
The NSPCC have a programme - Share Aware to support parents in keeping their children safe when using social networking sites. Click here for full information about the scheme.
Here are some useful links for you to share with your children at home.
For pupils and parents in KS1 and KS2 regarding keeping safe online from CEOP - Thinkuknow
Online support for exploitation and abuse - CEOP