If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at East Farleigh School please do not hesitate to contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads who will know who to contact for the best advice and help.
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Wendy Williams
Safeguarding and Child Protection
East Farleigh Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are reviewed by our trained Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in compliance with the government 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' guidance:
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm, this includes:
- Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment.
- Preventing harm to children’s health or development.
- Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process and focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection, we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism by:
- responding to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
- providing practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
- working with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)
Please click here for a link to the official government document.
In response to the increased independence of many children in Key Stage Two, particularly those who have permission to walk down the hill or go home alone, East Farleigh Primary School supports ‘Clever Never Goes’.
‘Clever Never Goes’ moves the focus away from strangers and instead teaches children to recognise when someone (whether they are known to the child or not) is trying to persuade them to go with them. The programme is designed to be fun and positive, whilst at the same time delivering a serious message and giving children practical safety skills and confidence to engage with the outside world.
In addition to the schools lesson you too can help your child to understand the Clever Never Goes message. You can download (free of charge) a Clever Never Goes home pack at the website www.clevernevergoes.org/parents. The home pack contains some great ideas for how to approach this topic with your children as well as games and activities.
Let's talk PANTS
With the help of our friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, PANTS is a simple way to talk to your child about staying safe from sexual abuse.
You’ve probably already talked to your child about things like crossing the road safely. Talking to them about staying safe from sexual abuse is just as easy with our PANTS rules and Pantosaurus song.
Child Protection Policies
Some key safeguarding policies:
- Acceptable Use / Online Safety
- Behaviour / Exclusion
- Camera and Image Use
- Child protection
- First Aid
- Health and Safety
- Intimate care
- Mobile Technology & Social Media
- Searching, Screening and Confiscation