SEND & Safeguarding
We are committed to ensuring children at Chirton Primary School are safe. Safeguarding our school community is of paramount importance. We ensure that all our staff are aware of, and have the skills to deal with any child protection or safeguarding concerns. We have robust recruitment procedures and professional development programmes which ensure that all our staff uphold our strong ethos and values. Your child's safety and welfare overrides all other considerations. Schools are legally required to follow set procedures and the Local Authority requires the Headteacher to report any obvious or suspected cases of child abuse, which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse.
This procedure is intended to protect children at risk. Our Child Protection Policy is available below.
Anyone who works in an unsupervised capacity with children, whether paid or voluntary, will require DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) certification.
The school is committed to ensuring that all staff and adults with responsibility for children's welfare and safety are trained to deal with incidents involving aggressive behaviour and only use physical intervention as a last resort, in line with DfE and Local Authority guidance. If used at all, it will be in the context of a respectful, supportive relationship with the pupil. We will aim to ensure minimal risk of injury to pupils and staff.
If you are concerned about the welfare or well-being of a particular child, please do not hesitate to contact staff at the school in order to discuss your concerns further. Alternatively, you could contact either the Local Authority Social Services Department at County Hall or the NSPCC.
CHIRTON SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION TRAINED TEAM
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs A Bekker Wrench
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
SEND Manager -
Mrs M Draisey
Named Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection
Mrs L Wallace
Mrs Draisey is also the Named Person for Looked After Children
Wiltshire Safeguarding Board have produced a booklet about keeping children safe which you can read by clicking on the image to the left.
Wiltshire Local Authority produce guidelines for schools. Please click on the image to the left to download it.
Resources for Parents
'The Underwear Rule' - Talking PANTS teaches children important messages using age appropriate language.
NSPCC/O2 Online Safety Helpline - this helpline provides practice, technical advice including parental controls on electronic devices, adjusting privacy settings, understanding social networks and information about online gaming - 0808 800 5002.