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InSafeguarding in the Curriculum

 

Talking Pants

In Autumn 2017 we will be"Talking Pants" again and using the NSPCC materials to talk about the Underwear Rule, which is a simple way to help keep children safe from abuse by teaching them that:

• their body belongs to them
• they have a right to say no, and
• they should always tell an adult if they’re upset or worried.

There are lots of great resources  to do with protecting children from abuse that can be found by following the above link. You can see the resources that we used here - teachers have adapted these to suit their own classes.

This will be followed up in Spring term 2018 with NSPCC visits to the school for an assembly for the whole school and a workshop for Year 5 and 6.

Emotional and Mental Health in the Curriculum

Children are encouraged to build resilience and learn to take care of their personal wellbeing as part of our Chris Quigley Essentials curriculum. This looks at eight Areas of Success and teachers choose the most appropriate way to address these for their year groups.

E-Safety Scheme of Work

As well as covering e-safety as an integral part of our Chris Quigley Essentials curriculum, we also have a separate scheme of work that directly teaches each year group what they need to know to stay safe online. This scheme can be viewed here

 

Hit the Surf!

More beach safety was enjoyed in the summer term for Year 6 who spent an exciting morning on the beach with our local RNLI lifeguards learning all about safety around the coast (and catching a few waves on their body boards at the same time).

Crucial Crew

This is a multi-agency event supported by the Fire Service, the Police, the Ambulance Service, Her Majesty's Prison Service, Victim Support, Drugs awareness, School Nurses and the National Trust. They aim to raise awareness of safety issues to school children in Year 6.

PHSE Curriculum

Children take responsibility for their own safeguarding as part of our PHSE Programme of Study, which has now been reviewed to bring it into line with our Chris Quigley curriculum and also our Child Protection and other policies.

TooToot

Children are encouraged to report any concerns to a trusted adult. KS2 children can now do this online at any time with the secure safeguarding platform TooToot.

 

   Safeguarding at

Lythe CEVC School

We are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school and, through our policies, procedures and attitudes, strive to promote a culture of shared responsibility for all aspects of safeguarding.  All North Yorkshire schools, including Lythe CEVC School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures.

We work hard to ensure that:

- we employ staff and volunteers who are suitable to work with children

- our policies and procedures are understood and adhered to by all staff at all times

- there are clear expectations and boundaries for behaviour of children, staff and volunteers

- children are taught strategies for recognising and dealing with dangers.

- all staff and volunteers are confident in dealing with concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, and that there are rigorous procedures in place for following up concerns.

The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren.  However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures).  The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.  The school’s child protection policy is available on request from the school office or can be viewed on our policies page.

 

What can I do if I am worried about a child?

If parents, staff or volunteers have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, the main point of contact in school is Lisa Armstrong, who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, or Kim Brown who is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The governor with responsibility for overseeing child protection matters is Kath Cornforth. Staff and governors should complete a Cause for Concern form and pass it to the DSL or Deputy DSL.

This is in line with our child protection policy, but if you do not feel able to talk to the school, or are unable to contact staff for any reason, then you can telephone the Children's Social Care Contact Centre on 01609 536993, or contact the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board at any time. Documents and information about reporting concerns are also available on the staff room noticeboard.

Important Documents

All staff, governors and volunteers must read these documents and sign the form in the school office to say that they agree to abide by the contents. 

 

Child Protection / Safeguarding Policy To be updated 22nd Nov 2017

Whistleblowing Policy 2016

Safer Working Practices

Working together to Safeguard Children 2015

E-Safety Policy 

Electronic Communications Acceptable Use Policy 

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

Keeping Children Safe in Education Updated September 2016

 

 Training and Information

NYCC guidelines for dealing with prejudice-based incidents 2016

Briefing notes from North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board

Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training

Prevent: Channel online basic awareness training

Forced Marriage online training

FGM online training

CSE online training

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board training dates and news updates

For staff and governor links to e-safety / social media training and updates, please email Lisa Armstrong.

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