The welfare of all children who attend Martin Frobisher Infants School and their families is of paramount importance to all staff who work at our school.
Our core safeguarding principles are:
- the school’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance
- safer children make more successful learners
- representatives of the school community will be involved in policy development and review
- policies will be reviewed annually unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an interim review.
- The school will work with other agencies and share information appropriately to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students.
Child protection statement
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure children receive early help and effective support, protection and justice.
- Welfare of the child is paramount
- All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection
- All staff have an equal responsibility to identify children who may benefit from early help and to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm.
- There is a culture of transparency, openness and, if needed, challenge with regards to maintaining high standards in safeguarding.
- Pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support
Designated Safeguarding Persons: Mrs L Carter, Miss R Adams and Miss A Chapman
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs C Thompson
If you have any concerns regarding child welfare please call
Social Care Direct on 0345 8503503
Links to other agencies for support
Our pupils increasingly use mobile phones, tablets and computers on a daily basis. They are a source of fun, entertainment, communication and education. However, we know that some adults and young people will use these technologies to harm children. The harm might range from sending hurtful or abusive communications, to enticing children to engage in sexually harmful conversations, webcam photography, encouraging radicalisation or face-to-face meetings. The school’s e-safety policy explains how we aim to keep pupils safe in school which includes reasonable filters and monitoring. Cyberbullying and sexting by pupils, via texts and emails, will be treated as seriously as any other type of bullying and in the absence of a child protection concern will be managed through our anti-bullying and confiscation procedures.
ICT4C our school ICT provider has produced this leaflet which explains to parents how they can help keep children safe at home when using technology.
Following our recent e-safety consultation, we now have some more links that could be useful.