Online Protection Report Abuse
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Safeguarding Keeping children healthy and safe from harm
Our pupils are continually taught and encouraged to live healthy lifestyles and adopt safe practices. Our safeguarding policies and practices help to ensure that they are safe, happy and healthy - whether in the real or virtual worlds. School policies are in place to ensure that there is a consistent approach to practices throughout the school and that they are followed by staff, governors and volunteers.
The staff of All Saints recognise we have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, that the child's welfare is our paramount concern and that all staff receive regular training to ensure our familiarity with child protection issues. All Saints, along with other services for children and families, works hard to support the best needs of our pupils. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.
There are Designated Safeguarding Leaders for child protection in school are as follows:
There is also a named Governor for Child Protection: Mrs Fielding.
The Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy can be viewed online (below) and in school. The policy is reviewed at least annually in line with any changes that may have occurred within the safeguarding environment. We also have a Whistleblowing Policy for dealing with allegations against staff.
Those with a safeguarding concern about a child attending the school can use the contact form at the bottom of this webpage to raise an issue. Alternatively, safeguarding referrals can be made via The Single Point of Access (SPA) and Early Help Hub (EHH): they deal with all safeguarding and wellbeing concerns regarding children and young people in The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM). They can be contacted by phone on 01628 683150 or 01344 786543 (Out of hours- Emergency Duty Team) or by email via MASH@achievingforchildren.org.uk.
In school, we use the system MyConcern to log and track issues around our pupils.
A key document which governs safeguarding in schools is Keeping Children Safe in Education, the latest version of which is below, along with our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Risk Assessment:
Please note that this version of the policy is a working draft: it incorporates the latest KCSIE changes (effective September 2021) and goes to Governors for ratification at the next full Governing Board meeting on Monday 20th September 2021. While the final version, with any amendments will be available here one ratified, it is this version that we will be working to from 1st September 2021.
Peer-on-Peer Abuse - Sexual Behaviour
The concept of Peer-on-Peer Abuse is included in our safeguarding policy. The Brook Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool helps understand what behaviours, given different developmental ages of children, represent safe and healthy sexual development through to those which are outside safe and healthy behaviour.
The Prevent Duty
As children can be vulnerable to negative, extremist views, we work closely with the relevant authorities to build children's resilience against radicalisation. The following websites give practical help to parents as well as educationalists:
The LADO Service (Local Authority Designated Officer) for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is integrated within Achieving for Children, alongside the other Children's Services in the Borough. The LADO service is a centralised service covering, Windsor and Maidenhead, as well as the London Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames and the London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames. The LADO is managed by Mandy Burrows. For LADO referrals contact : 020 88917370 or 07774 332675; email via LADO@achievingforchildren.org.uk
RBWM Safeguarding Partnership
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s safeguarding partnership is led by representatives from the local authority, Police and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) working with other key agencies involved with children, young people, families and adults with care and support needs. Safeguarding children and adults is everyone’s responsibility and a key part of the partnership’s work is to lead and co-ordinate local safeguarding arrangements to ensure children and adults across the Royal Borough are safe.
Should you have a safeguarding concern you wish to bring to the attention of Mr Rhodes, the Designated Safeguarding Lead, please use this contact form. If the concern is regarding Mr Rhodes himself, please contact the Chair of Governors, Mrs Walker, via the School Office and not via this form.