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Safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  We understand that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.   We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, and all members of staff, including teaching and support staff, receive safeguarding training throughout the year.

This covers all areas of the DFE document, 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' - including the Prevent strategy, FGM, Online Safety and Child Sexual Exploitation.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Celia Wand. Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Coles, Mrs Brinicombe, Mr Stevenson and Mrs Cumberbeach.  Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs A Smith. Our Online Safety governor is Mrs E Hooper. 

Our DSLs attend regular training to keep up-to-date with all issues relating to child protection and safeguarding.  We follow the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership(SSCP) procedures and the school has tight procedures that record issues that relate to child protection.  We work with an array of agencies including Children's Services, the School Nurse and the Police.  Additional updates and training are given to staff as needed throughout the year.

Our Safeguarding Team: roles and responsibilities

Mrs Wand
Headteacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Brinicombe

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Stevenson

Assistant Headteacher

Deputy Designated

Safeguarding Lead

 

 

Unfortunately some people do hurt children by hitting them,
abusing them, shouting at them or not caring for them. 
If someone is hurting you, it is Mrs Wand’s job to listen to you and decide what to do next.

 

Mrs Brincombe is also available to listen to you if you are being hurt or abused.  She monitors the behaviour of all children in school and is responsible for our anti-bullying policy.  She also monitors what children are doing online and is responsible for online safety.

 

Mr Stevenson is available to listen to you if you are being hurt or abused.  He will also help you if you need more help with your learning, or if you are not attending school as regularly as you should.  He is also responsible for helping to support your family, if they would like it, as part of our early help offer.

 

     
     

Mrs Cumberbeach
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Coles
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

We want everyone at our school to feel happy, safe and secure.  Mrs Cumberbeach’s job is to make sure we learn about how to stay safe and make healthy choices.  She is also our staff Mental Health First Aider and Subject Lead for PSHE 

Like Mrs Wand, Mr Coles is 

also available to listen to if you are being hurt, abused, shouted at or not cared for.  He is always in school until 4.30pm when clubs are on.
 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 Vetting Procedures:

All members on the school staff have to have a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) in order to work in school. This is regardless of the employee’s role so that cleaners, admin staff as well as teachers are all checked. In addition, all volunteers and anybody who has regular contact with children are checked. Visitors to the school either provide their own DBS on arrival or are members of professional bodies who are registered by their employer, such as OFSTED inspectors or Local Authority Employees. Any one off visitor, such as a visiting author either provides their own DBS or is accompanied on site at all times.

Risk Assessments:

Whilst we cannot remove risk, we look at ways of minimising that risk. These risk assessments are undertaken on areas such as classrooms, halls, playground and the car park. We carry out risk assessments for all school trips including our annual Year 6 residential trip. Risk assessments may be carried out for individuals who require some reasonable adjustments to support their learning and behaviour. This means that whilst we cannot remove risk we have looked at ways of minimising that risk. 

Security

Access to the school grounds is via security gates.  Visitors during school time can only gain access by a gate release authorised by Office staff.  All fire exits are either twist lock or bar push exits.

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. We have a number of policies and procedures in place which contribute to our safeguarding commitment including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.  Please follow this link to view our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.  It can also be found by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.  

The purpose of this policy is to provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school. This policy is kept under constant review and revised when necessary to reflect developing safeguarding concerns.  It is reinforced by regular training and updates for staff. The policy also informs parents and carers how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.

We regularly review the effectiveness of our safeguarding procedures within both the senior leadership team and Local Governing Body of the school.

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible on the same day. You can also email the school on dsl@horsell-junior.surrey.sch.uk.

The Surrey Childrens' Single Point of Access (SPA) can be contacted on 0300 470 9100 or out of hours on 01483 517898, email cspa@surreycc.gov.uk.

Useful websites and services:

NSPCC Underwear Rule:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-children-guide-english.pdf

Thinking of leaving your child at home?

Law on leaving your child home alone (Gov.uk)

OTHER USEFUL SITES:

NSPCC: E-mail: 

help@nspcc.org.uk. or  telephone: 0808 800 5000

CHILDLINE:

 Telephone: 0800 1111

PACE:

 (Parents against child exploitation) Tel: 0113 240 5226

ONE IN FOUR (Advocacy service, counselling service and information service for those who have experiences sexual abuse.)

Online Safety - Keeping Children Safe

At Horsell Junior School, we take the issue of Internet Safety very seriously.  The internet is a fantastic resource, but it can also bring risks, as some material may contain items which are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or offensive.   We work with our pupils in school to help them understand the dangers and learn how to keep themselves safe.  For additional security, we gain access to the Internet via an Internet Service Provider who has been recommended by Surrey County Council.  They offer a filtering service for unsuitable materials for school children.

Do you know how to set parental controls to help keep your child safe online?

The following website helps you to set parental controls by giving you instructions for each device you have in your home. Have a look in the controls section on this website for more information.

Please follow this link for information on parental controls.  http://www.internetmatters.org/

Please follow this link for information on digital family life. https://parentzone.org.uk/

Please follow the link below for information giving parents and carers details on how to safely use 'SnapChat' 

http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/snapchat_guide.pdf 

Parents can seek further guidance on keeping children safe online from the following organisations and websites:

We regularly discuss online safety within assemblies, lessons and staff CPD.

For expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, please visit http://parentinfo.org/