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Safeguarding

It is the duty of the DSL to pass on concerns, when raised, about pupils in our school to the appropriate agencies. We will of course work in partnership where possible, in an open and honest relationship, with parents and carers. 

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Chris Hansen

Deputy Safeguarding Leads:  Michelle Everett, Laura Edkins, Gemma Simpson and Jennie Price (Malvern Vale site)

Prevent Single Point of Contact (SPOC): Chris Hansen

Safeguarding Governor: Hanna Barrett

Safeguarding Administrator: Claire Evans

Additional information about Safeguarding at Somers Park Primary School:

 

Somers Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

  • We ensure that everyone working in our school has the necessary checks completed to enable them to work with children and that they are regularly trained to deal with issues around child protection and safeguarding.

  • We have staff members and governors who are specifically trained and nominated within the school.

  • We have policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed below. Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions.

  • We follow the Worcestershire Children First's guidance and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our Designated Safeguarding Leads, with parents and with relevant external agencies. 

  • We actively support the Government's Prevent agenda, to counter radicalism and extremism.

 

Staff are expected to adhere to the school’s Code of Conduct and to maintain a professional manner at all times. They must report any concerns about staff conduct around children to the Headteacher. As in all schools, if there are concerns about the conduct of the Headteacher, then these should be shared with the Chair of Governors. The staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document. The Local Authority Designated Officer who manages allegations about members of staff can be contacted on 01905 843311

 

All staff and adults have a responsibility to make sure that children at Somers Park Primary School are safe; all children have a right to be protected from harm.

 

Early help means providing advice, help or support where we identify there is a specific need or difficulty within a family. As professionals we work alongside a child, young person and their family / carers to address the challenges they are experiencing, helping them to access the support and make any changes needed. This could be at any point
in a child’s life, from birth to 18 years old and on more than one occasion, as we know children and young people are always growing and developing their needs change, as well as the needs of their families and carers. Early help is about supporting children and young people when there is a challenge in their lives or that of their families as soon as
possible.

Early Help in Worcestershire- Support for Families

For more information about Early help in Worcestershire and services and support that may assist you visit the website:


www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20642/early_help_family_support


These are some of the Early help services and support available across the county for families.


Each section identifies the name of the service, the lead organisation, what the service provides, who it is appropriate for, how it can be accessed and the relevant contact information.

Operation Encompass

 

Our School has been given the opportunity to take part in a national project, which is being run locally in partnership with Worcestershire County Council and West Mercia Police.