Attleborough Primary School recognises the important responsibility for Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children. The school’s policy applies to the whole of the school’s workforce, along with volunteers, governors and any contractors working on the school site. In particular Staff recruitment and selection – ensuring that all staff (volunteers etc.) have been appropriately checked for their suitability, using the Safe Recruitment procedures. In addition:
We recognise that because of their day-to-day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. Staff in schools will therefore:
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Gayle Long (Headteacher), with Allison Barker (DHT/SENCO), Kate Faulkner (AHT) and Lindsey Stringer (PSA) as deputy Safeguarding Leads.
See our Safeguarding Policy under our Policies section.
The Prevent duty: what it means for schools and childcare providers In order for schools and childcare providers to fulfil the Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of schools’ and childcare providers’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, neglect, sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. For more information see documents below: