Barnsole Primary School

Safeguarding

 

Barnsole Primary School follows and takes account of the relevant Safeguarding Procedures outlined by The Medway Safeguarding Children's Board. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, volunteers and members of the school community to share and contribute to this commitment. 

For full details of our safeguarding arrangements please refer to the Safeguarding policy.

If you have any concerns about your child or any other pupil in the school, please speak to Mrs P Keeble, Mrs S Ryan, Mrs L Taylor or Mrs L Hanniford our designated Safeguarding Staff.

The Difference between Safeguarding and Child Protection

 

What is the difference between the terms safeguarding and child protection?

 

In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies put in place to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This includes everything from the security of the buildings and environment, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between. 

 

Child Protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect a specific child or children, who are suffering or liable to suffer significant harm. 

 

Child Protection is just one of many aspects of Safeguarding. 

Guidance and advice for parents

 

All parents want to make sure that their children develop healthily and flourish. We are here to help you with guidance and advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and to keep them safe. Please find below advice and resources for helping parents to keep their children safe, advice for keeping children safe out of school, at home and online, when using social networking websites, the internet and playing online games, and help and advice for creating a safe and nurturing environment for your children.

 

For guidance, further details can be found from:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parent

www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

https://www.childline.org.uk/about/about-childline/

Ways to contact the NSPCC

 

(The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands).

 

Should you need to contact the NSPCC, please ensure the following;

 

  • Provide as much information as you can about the child and any concerns you have.
  • Any details that can assist in identifying the child, such as their name or address.
  • If you're requesting information, please tell advise what you want it for.

 

Telephone: 0808 800 5000         TEXT:       88858                 Email:            help@nspcc.org.uk

The Underwear Rule for Parents

Do You Know About The Underwear Rule?

It's a simple way to have conversations with your child about staying safe.

 

The NSPCC have created a guide with parents in mind, helping you talk to your 5-11 year old child about their body, and what to do if they're made to feel uncomfortable.

Please click here