The safeguarding of the the children in our care is a high priority within school. We take all concerns seriously whenever they are raised. The following documentation, along with those found on the POLICIES page, should provide you with any information pertaining to this area. If it does not, please contact school through the usual channels for further assistance.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mr T Cocking
Deputy DSLs: Mrs R Eyre; Mr B Hill
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs M Brough
However, ANY adult in school will treat information given to them by a child or adult in the strictest confidence. Information will then be shared with the appropriate persons only.
Following on from the Internet Safety Meeting, below this is the powerpoint used on the night. It is a large file (6Mb), so please be careful.
We will run the evening again towards the back-end of October and have it available in classrooms during Parent's Evenings.
Camm’s Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.
All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
As part of Camm’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is one oft the four elements of CONTEST - the Government's counter-terrorism strategy which aims to stop terrorism and radicalisation.
As a school, we are tasked by the Government with being watchful and making the children aware of the dangers. Naturally, we do this in a very sensitive way, ranging from discussions about recent news events, to highlighting the problems with violent computer games (Call of Duty etc) and celebrating the differences within our culture rather than sigmatising them.
We hope that that the leaflets and information below help with your understanding of the agenda set for us, but if any questions are raised, please contact us in the usual way.
Recent Events in Manchester and London
Following the recent events in Manchester and London, the theme of today's assembly was about staying strong in the face of such actions, being kind to each other and treating each other with respect. We also looked at how these actions and individuals are in a minority compared to all of the love and goodwill in the world.
The following as a Powerpoint which was used to try and communicate what is a very tricky subject. This was delivered to KS2 only, as I feel it is not appropriate for KS1, and the children were fantastic!
There were a number of tricky questions, some excellent views about what is happening and why, together with a respectful minutes' silence at the end to mark the tragic events.
The session addressed some of the concerns, but I have a suspicion that further questions may be asked! I have said that every teacher is willing to engage in any further discussions - either individually or as a class - to help.
I have also attached a leaflet sent by DCC which gives further information regarding dealing with traumatic events.
Should you have any questions on anything regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact me.