Safeguarding Child Protection Policy 2023/2024
In addition, please refer to the 'Policy section' for related policies linked to safeguarding. These include: Child-on-Child abuse, Behaviour Policy. Online Safety, First Aid, Staff Code of Conduct. Safer Recruitment, Medical needs and Intimate Care and School Trips and Visits.
Designated Safeguarding Leads for the School:
Mrs Katherine Davies (Head of School/ Class 1 Teacher) Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Jane Gilman (Birch Class) Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs J. Collins - Governor with designated safeguarding responsibilities
Supporting Children – Boyton’s offer of Early Help:
We recognise that a child who is abused or witnesses violence may feel helpless and humiliated, may blame themselves, and find it difficult to develop and maintain a sense of self-worth.
We recognise that the school may provide the only stability in the lives of children who have been abused or who are at risk of harm.
We accept that research shows that the behaviour of a child in these circumstances may range from that which is perceived to be normal to aggressive or withdrawn.
Our school will support all children by:
Providing Safeguarding training at all levels.
Working with the local Multi-Agency Safeguarding Teams
Holding Team around the Child Meetings.
Leading and supporting families on a CAF / EHC
Listening to the Voice of the Child.
Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness, through the curriculum as well as our relationships, whilst not condoning aggression or bullying.
Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school.
Liaising and working together with all other support services and those agencies involved in the safeguarding of children.
- Notifying Social Care as soon as there is a significant concern.
Providing continued support to a child who leaves school about whom there have been concerns. Ensuring that appropriate information is copied under confidential cover to the child’s new setting and also that the school medical records are forwarded as a matter of priority