Shiplake CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and staff at school. We ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, guidance and support to undertake the effective safeguarding of children.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below and in the ‘Important Information’ section of our website. The Governing Body keep these policies under regular review. The Governors also ensure the Headteacher provides termly updates on safeguarding as part of her report to Governors. The Governors appoint a named Governor for Child Protection and Looked After Children.
We take our role in safeguarding very seriously as we believe all children have the right to feel and be safe.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Katherine Page-Howie (certificate date November 2023)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Miss Nicki Boyd (certificate date March 2023) and Mrs Michelle Harris (certificate date November 2023)
Our Designated Governor for Child Protection and Looked After Children is Mrs Judit Coulhan
Please remember, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. All staff renewed their Prevent training in September 2021.
Safeguarding – On-line Safety
The safety of children when they use digital technology such as the internet, e-mail, mobile phones and social networking sites is of paramount importance.
The links below will direct children and parents to resources which can help to make them aware of the risks of this technology and how to keep themselves safe while using them. Online safety is a priority in school and children in each year group learn about this in both the Computing and PHSE curriculum.
Source : National Online Safety – www.nationalonlinesafety.com
Other useful links and webpages
BBC Staying Safe : Sound advice for keeping your time online safe, secure and happy. BBC Staying Safe
Think U Know : Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Thinkuknow
Chat Danger : How to keep safe whilst chatting online. Chatdanger
NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe Online NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Online
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command
Are you worried about the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors