Belong, Believe, Achieve
We take the safeguarding of children and staff very seriously. Our designated Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Mrs Owen, supported by Mrs Windslow and Mr Shaw. All staff have completed safeguarding training as required by law with certificates being kept by Mrs Owen.
Through our teaching, school ethos and our procedures, we work to ensure that children are kept safe during the school day and also through our teaching children learn how to keep themselves safe, in school, outside school and online.
We are supported by the Manchester Safeguarding Team, our school nurse and we take advantage of the support offered through the Healthy Schools Network, Child Line and PSHE networks. The DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) attends Children in Need meetings, Child Protection meetings and Team around the Child meetings as required.
In the last school year we reviewed our PSHE curriculum and are now beginning to implement a policy that reflects the needs of today's children. We deliver regular e-safety training to children and there are opportunities for parents to attend E Safety training.
In recognition that we share a responsibility to prevent radicalization, the Leadership Team have undertaken accredited Prevent training and cascaded information and procedures to staff. All school staff have access to training provided by Manchester Children's Safeguarding Board in association with the Virtual College and have updated training at the beginning of every school year and whenever updates are published. Volunteers and students on placements, read and sign that they have read and understood all our Safeguarding policies and are always supervised by members of the school staff.
A member of the Leadership Team attends the local authority networks for safeguarding, attendance and vulnerable children on a regular basis.
Our recording and confidentiality is supported by the use of CPOMS, an online system.
Working together to Safeguard Children-