Shobnall Primary & Nursery School is a child centred school. The child’s needs and welfare are paramount. All children have a right to be protected from abuse and neglect and have their welfare safeguarded. Shobnall Primary & Nursery School works with the procedures set out by the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board (SSCB), Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.
We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to maintain a professional attitude of it could happen here where safeguarding is concerned.
Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.
‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023)
Our procedures for Safeguarding, incorporating Child Protection, can be viewed here:
Key Personnel & Contacts
All safeguarding concerns should be reported immediately to the appropriate member of staff in accordance with our policy and procedures. During school hours and term time you can contact the Safeguarding Team by calling the main school number 01283 247410.
During weekends and holidays, if you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person please use the contact details below:
Staffordshire Childrens’ Advice and Support Team (Monday- Friday 8am-5pm) 0300 111 8007
Emergency Out of Hours (Evenings and Weekends) 0345 604 2886
Non-Emergency – 101
Emergency – 999
DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DSL)
Mr D. Adams
DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DDSL)
Mrs P. Johnston
DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DDSL)
Mrs T. Farrington
GOVERNOR CHAMPION FOR SAFEGUARDING
Mrs M. Bradley
Policies & Procedures
To underpin the values and ethos of our school and our intent to ensure that pupils at our school are appropriately safeguarded the following policies and procedures are also included under our safeguarding umbrella…
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Staffordshire Police. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
To find out further information, please click on the links below:
As part of our Pupil Parliament, we have elected a group of children to represent their peers as Safeguarding Advocates.
The children democratically vote for a representative from their class to join the group. They meet regularly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, to enrich the culture of safeguarding within the school.
Please see below the list of the Safeguarding Advocates for 2023-2024…
- Reception: Ibrahim
- Year 1: Oscar
- Year 2: Yahya
- Year 3: Harry
- Year 4: Aleena
- Year 5: Erin
- Year 6: Azaan
Please see our Action Plan for 2023-2024…
Please see our Meeting Minutes below…
Useful Links & Resources
To support our culture and ethos for safeguarding at Shobnall Primary & Nursery School, we have provided you with some links to local and national documents and resources. Please keep checking back for updated guidance!