Edlesborough School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and we expect all staff, volunteers and governors 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. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Safeguarding Leads" in school.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs. Rachael Hollinshead, Headteacher. She is supported by Mrs Jenny Peel and Mrs. Lucy Kent, who are the Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads. Mrs. Jane Wright is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Pre-School. Mrs. Alice Garnham is the Governor responsible for safeguarding.
Edlesborough School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safe guarding issues together with recording and monitoring processes. To promote a safe environment at Edlesborough School our selection and recruitment policy includes all statutory checks on staff, governors and regular volunteers, including enhanced DBS checks.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All staff are trained to an appropriate level to their safeguarding responsibilities. The training is monitored and records are kept by the DSL.
All concerns are passed through DSL members of staff. All staff are required to report any concerns using a written report pro-forma. All forms are stored securely and regularly monitored to ensure they are completed, shared and followed up appropriately. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Buckinghamshire Area Safeguarding Team. On rare occasions our concerns about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
Edlesborough Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The Governing Body have taken account of the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) who have called for all public bodies to make explicit their preventative measures to minimise the threat of extremism in their setting.
We will refer to the Child Protection and Prevent policies for dealing with all matters of this nature.