At Saltney Ferry CP School the safeguarding of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. As a school we therefore must ensure that this expectation becomes reality; we want all of our pupils to be happy and safe during their time with us.
is an umbrella term and covers many more aspects than just 'child protection'.
is protecting children from identified risks - originally focused on abuse at home, now a wider concept to include bullying, abuse through new technology etc.
extends child protection to include preventing harm and promoting the wellbeing of children.
Saltney Ferry Primary School recognises its statutory duties to operate in a way that takes into account the need to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of learners. At our school we therefore make safeguarding arrangements to:
In achieving this we will:
Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, staff at the school have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and referring to the appropriate bodies.
In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow County Child Protection Procedures and inform Children’s Social Services of their concern. The school will follow the All Wales Child Protection Procedures (2008) and follow guidance from Flintshire Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB).
Designated Safeguarding officers in school are:
Our governor in charge of Safeguarding is Mrs Val Sanders.
Flintshire Children’s Services:
We also ask parents to sign a consent form to allow video and photographs of their child to be used by school. These may be used for press releases, on our school website or displays. The form will explain all available options and it lasts for the time that your child attends our school. We allow parents to photograph and film providing they follow certain guidelines. Parents are discouraged from putting photographs of pupils and identifying them on Social Networking Sites.
If you would like further information or a full copy of our safeguarding policy please contact the school or visit the policy section of our school website.