At Brading CE Primary School we are fully committed to safeguarding. During our 2020 Ofsted inspection, it was stated...
"Leaders focus on pupils’ happiness, safety and security. They create a strong culture of safeguarding, reflecting the school’s highly inclusive nature."
As a team we ensure that effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All staff are committed to fulfil their duty of care responsibilities.
The following safeguarding measures are in place.
Cause for Concern
All staff are asked to report any causes for concern to the Designated Persons for Child Protection using a written proforma. Any concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children disclosing concerns.
All lateness and absences are recorded by the class teachers and the office staff. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Designated Child Protection Officers can be made. Parents and carers will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continue, the school may refer to the Education and Inclusion Service.
Absence During Term Time
We would encourage parents and carers not to take their children out of school during term time. Every day of your child’s education counts. If holidays during term time are necessary, then a request must be put in writing to the Headteacher. Holidays will only be authorised in extenuating circumstance In some cases, parents and carers will be asked to discuss the reasons for extended school holidays.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding is EVERYONE'S responsibility - if you feel that a child is at risk in any way, and for any reason, it is your legal obligation to report t his in confidence to the Safeguarding leaders of our school. By reporting a concern, you are not passing judgement on any other paret/carer, and nor is the school, we are all simply fulfilling our core role of keeping children safe..