Safeguarding is wide reaching and includes child protection, health and safety, site security, safety on trips and visits, E-safety, anti-bullying, medication and the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
St Gabriel’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding responsibilities, including our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
There are three main elements to our Child Protection Policy:
Prevention: St Gabriel’s is committed to early help and identification of unmet needs and vulnerabilities. The school works in partnership with other agencies to promote the welfare of pupils and keep children safe.
Protection: All staff and volunteers are trained to recognise and respond to abuse and neglect. All staff and volunteers are expected to be vigilant and must act quickly when they suspect a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, harm (in line with the Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures).
Support: Our school acknowledges the sensitivity and complex nature of safeguarding and child protection and therefore ensures that pupils, staff and families are supported appropriately.
Our Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Haigh (Headteacher).
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Cross (Deputy Headteacher).