Safeguarding & Child Protection
Alderman Pounder Infant and Nursery School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children and protecting them from harm.
The safety and wellbeing of our whole school community, children, staff, volunteers and visitors, is very important to us. We hope this page will be helpful in providing you with the information you may need with regards to this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you require any further information or have any safeguarding concerns.
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Our ethos is that the effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre of a system where we listen and hear what they say. Every individual within our school will play their part, including working with professionals from other agencies, to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children and keep them safe.
Our school, led by senior members of staff, aims to provide a safe environment and vigilant culture where children and young people can learn and be safeguarded. If there are safeguarding concerns we will respond with appropriate action in a timely manner for those children who may need help or be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.
Where staff or others need to raise concerns, these can be to the Head Teacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead who will coordinate a response. Concerns can be raised directly with Children’s Social Care but we would advocate contact with the Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead or Head Teacher, who is familiar with national and local guidance, will share concerns, where appropriate, with the relevant agencies.
Families can also contact our Child and Family Support Worker, Zoe Case, for advice, signposting and support about a range of issues.
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
You can view our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy, and other linked policies using the link below.
Sexual Harassment or Abuse in Education
A helpline has been set up by the NSPCC for anyone who has experience sexual harassment or abuse in education.
Protecting children from radicalisation
It can be hard to know when extreme views become something dangerous. And the signs of radicalisation aren't always obvious. It might be nothing, it might be something. But whatever you're worried about, we're here to help.