Safeguarding Team at Lubavitch Girls Primary School
DSL – Mrs. E. Potash (Girls’ Site)
Lubavitch Primary Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our school follows strict procedures with regards to child protection as laid out in the detail of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019’ and ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2006’. We have close links with social services and education welfare and work with them to ensure the best levels of welfare for our children.
Any concerns about a child’s well-being are carefully recorded and logged with members of staff with responsibility for child protection. Children cannot learn unless they feel happy and safe. We adhere to stringent Safeguarding procedures to protect the welfare of all the children who come here. We are committed to:
- Establishing an ethos in which children feel secure, valued and confident of being listened to;
- Giving children the confidence to talk to adults in the school about abuse and to make disclosures to them;
- Establishing relationships with parents that build on an understanding of the school’s responsibility to protect children (and recognition that this may sometimes require referral of individual children to other child protection agencies);
- Establishing appropriate expectations of interpersonal behaviour, and developing strategies to help children to protect themselves;
- Providing training for staff in recognizing signs, symptoms and behaviour which are symptomatic of abuse and in responding appropriately;
- Establishing good procedures and practices in relation to record keeping;
- It is the moral and legal duty of all adults in charge of children to be ready to protect children in danger from abuse. Education staff have a responsibility to observe, monitor and refer suspected abuse;
- Any member of staff suspecting child abuse or neglect must refer their suspicions to the Nominated Safeguarding Advisor or Head Teacher, who will then refer to Social Services if appropriate;
- It is important that staff are aware that many more children experience abuse than are registered as requiring protection. It is therefore essential that school staff are vigilant in identifying abuse.
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