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Safeguarding

Definition of Safeguarding

'Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centered. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.'

 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Busill Jones Primary's Commitment to Safeguarding and Child Protection

At Busill Jones Primary School we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment. Adults in our school take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that may worry them. Download our safeguarding hand book here.

Communication with Parents

Our school will always discuss concerns with parents/carers and consent for any referrals should be sought unless to do so would:

 

  • Place the child at risk of significant harm or further risk of significant harm.

  • Place a vulnerable adult at risk of harm.

  • Compromise any enquiries that need to be undertaken by children's social care or the police.

 

The school will endeavour to ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibilities placed on the school and staff for safeguarding children.

 

In the best interests of safeguarding children there may be occasions when the school has to consult with other agencies without a parent or carer's prior knowledge. Our first concern and responsibility is the child's welfare and we have a duty to protect children first and always. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social care and/or the police. We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances. Our school will follow the procedures required by the Walsall Safeguarding Children Board.

Curriculum

Child safety issues and child protection will be addressed through the curriculum where appropriate, especially through PSHE, Computing and E-Safety, Citizenship, Sex and Relations Education (SRE) and British values.

 

We use a variety of resources and approaches to teach the children how to keep themselves safe, build their resilience and manage risks.

 

The curriculum, and in particular the personal, social and health education development strand of the curriculum, includes an emphasis on relationships (relationships and sex education), building confidence and resilience in pupils and in developing preventative strategies to ensure their own protection and that of others. Opportunities are provided for pupils to develop the skills and strategies they need to stay safe from abuse, including age appropriate discussions about healthy relationships, their bodies and being able to say no to requests that they do not want to carry out. Clear advice and guidance is built into the curriculum to ensure that pupils understand that there is a range of contacts they can turn to for advice and support and that they know where and how to report abuse.

View our Safeguarding Policies

Reporting a Concern of Abuse or Neglect

If you have concerns that a child you know is at risk of serious harm through abuse or neglect it is important that you report your worries to the correct agency.

 

  • The link below will direct you to Walsall Council's Social Service page, which tells you how to report a concern. Walsall Social Services

  • Below is the link to the Walsall Children Safeguarding Board. WSCB is a statutory board which has been set up as part of the Every Child Matters government reforms. WSCB ensures that all organisations that work with children work together to keep children and young people safe from harm. WSCB undertakes this role through providing training, the development of policies and procedures and awareness raising. Walsall Safeguarding Children Board

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