Saint Joseph's Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children.
We treat safeguarding as a high priority. The health, safety and well-being of all our children, staff and visitors are of paramount importance.
Our children have the right to protection regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability.
The Single Central Record (SCR) is maintained by the school to demonstrate that staff have undergone appropriate recruitment and police checks. The SCR is updated as and when additional staff or volunteers are recruited.
If any parent, staff member or volunteer has a concern about the welfare of a child they should immediately contact one of the designated safeguarding officers.
- Disability Access Plan & Policy (Including Identification of Barriers to Access) 2019
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Child Protection Policy 2019
- Positive Behaviour Policy (including information for pupil exclusion) 2018
- Staff Code of Conduct
- Use of Reasonable Force
- Whistle blowing Policy
- Staying Safe Online for Parents
- KS1 AUP (Acceptable Use Policy)
- KS2 AUP (Acceptable Use Policy)
- Parents AUP (Acceptable Use Policy)
- Online safety Policy (E-Safety) 2017
- E-security Policy
From 1st July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.
At St Joseph's Infant School, we build pupils' resilience to radicalisation by promoting the School Mission Statement, Gospel Values and fundamental British values.
The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify pupils at risk of being drawn into terrorism. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose - Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP). All our staff have received WRAP information and have taken part in training sessions provided by a Safeguarding Consultant on what Prevent is about and how to deal with any concerns they may see inside or outside school.
You may find links to these external sites helpful if you are worried about a child.
ThinkUKnow - online e-safety guidance from CEOP
KidSmart - staying safe online
Childnet - keeping children safe on the internet
Parents’ guide to technology
Some useful links to help you with online safety at home.
- https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ (CEOP)
- http://parentinfo.org (Parent info network)
- https://www.iwf.org.uk/ (Internet Watch Foundation (IWF
- http://www.safe.met.police.uk/internet_safety (Internet Safety facts by the Metropolitan Police force)
- https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keepingchildren-safe/online-safety/ (Online Safety by the NSPCC)
- https://www.net-aware.org.uk/# (Social networking advice hosted by the NSPCC) •
- https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keepingchildren-safe/share-aware/ (NSPCC Share Aware)