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Safeguarding & Prevent

 Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education' (DfES) Jan 07

A Shared Objective

1.1. Everyone in the education service shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  •  providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn in education settings; and
  • identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.

Westbourne Primary School is committed to safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of all of our children and families. We recognise that in an ever changing and fast moving world it is essential that we promote children's well-being, confidence and resilience, and that we provide them with up to date and age-appropriate information and signpost them to places where they can find support, where necessary.

We see protecting our children from the risk of radicalisation as part of  our wider safeguarding duties, and that it is similar in nature to protecting students from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, cyber-bullying, neglect, and sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. We acknowledge the Prevent duty and we have due regard to the need to prevent children and their families from being drawn into any illegal activity, including terrorism.

Child Protection Officer – Mr Steven Potter, Headteacher

Deputy Child Protection Officer – Miss Laura Sibley, Deputy Headteacher

At Westbourne Primary School all staff are expected to uphold 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. These values are promoted through our values and ethos, the curriculum, citizenship, assembly themes and PHSCE work.

 It is important to note that our Child Protection and Prevent policies link with many others to cover Safeguarding including:

Guidance of the Use of the Internet; Intimate Care; Anti-Bullying; Attendance;  Equality Opportunity; Provision of First Aid in Schools;  PSHCE;  Safer Recruitment; Special Educational Needs Policy: Information for Volunteers; Whistleblowing/Confidential Reporting.     

These, together with other whole school policies can be accessed from the School Office.

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