Safeguarding Statement and information for visitors
Information for Visitors
at Rainford C E School
Mrs Emma Shawcross
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Louise Marsh
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Anya Richardson
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT AND LEAFLET FOR VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL
The Governors of Rainford Church of England Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to the school to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
The aim of this leaflet
To ensure that all staff, contractors, volunteers and visitors are aware of and undertake their responsibility to promote equal opportunities, tackle bullying and help protect our children from significant harm.
Guidelines for all visitors, including contractors
If there is any reason to suspect that a child has suffered bullying or discrimination, or is likely to suffer significant harm, staff, visitors and contractors must inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Emma Shawcross immediately. If the Designated Safeguarding Lead is unavailable they must inform a Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
All visitors and contractors coming in to the school must report and sign in at the Front Office. By signing in and out of the inventory system you are agreeing to follow the advice within this leaflet.
A visitor badge must be worn at all times while on the school premises. Proof of identification and/or evidence of DBS may be sought.
Fire & Evacuation
If you hear the fire alarm which is a loud continuous bell you must leave the building by the nearest exit. The fire assembly point is on the main junior playground. You must not re-enter the building until told it is safe to do so. If you discover a fire please immediately press the nearest fire alarm button and tell a member of staff.
- Do not give any personal information to pupils, such as your mobile number, email address, address or social networking information.
- If you have any concerns that a pupil may be at risk of harm, report it immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Worker who can be contacted via the main school office. Do not discuss your concerns with the pupil, and do not carry out an investigation.
- If you have a concern about the conduct of a member of staff please speak with Mrs Anya Richardson, Headteacher
- For further guidance, the school’s Safeguarding Policy can be found on the school website under: Information- policies-safeguarding policy
What is Bullying?
Bullying is a wilful, conscious attack on the self-esteem or the person of an individual young person. It includes teasing, name-calling, jibes, silence/exclusion from the social circle, emphasising differences, threatening behaviour, racial/sexual harassment, extortion and physical attack. Bullying may vary in its severity, frequency and in the numbers of people.
What is Abuse?
Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment or lack of care that leads to harm or injury. It commonly occurs within a relationship of trust or responsibility and is an abuse of power or a breach of trust. Abuse can happen to any child regardless of their age, gender, race or ability.
What is Discrimination?
Discrimination occurs when people receive less favourable treatment on any grounds which cannot be shown to be justified. This covers race, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, disability, responsibility for other dependents, social class or where the person lives.
What is CSE?
Sexual exploitation of a young person under 18 involves exploitative situations where a young person receives something (e.g. food, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts or money) as a result of them performing, and/or another or others performing on them sexual activities.
What is FGM?
It is the illegal act of partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons.
What is The Prevent Duty?
A duty on schools to recognise that some children are vulnerable to radicalisation and there is a clear safeguarding procedure in place to act upon any concerns.
It is STATUTORY.
What has increased the threat of radicalisation?
Social media and the ability of organisations, such as ISIS to communicate their messages to young people in other countries that would previously have been more difficult.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We hope that your visit will be enjoyable, informative and safe.