We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
We believe that:
- The welfare of the child is paramount
- All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection
- All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm
- Pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support
All staff at Fremington Primary School have attended an INSET with regards to CSE, Prevent and FGM. Please see below for more information. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Blair, Deputy Headteacher. Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Kimberley, Headteacher and Mr Presswell, Year 3/4 Block Leader. The School's Lead Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs L Shelton, Vice Chair of Governors.
Child Sexual Exploitation
All schools have an important role in addressing this issue through their programmes of PSHE education.
The importance of PSHE education in helping to keep children safe has been highlighted in the Ofsted report: The sexual exploitation of children: it couldn't happen here, could it? (November 2014).
The new Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a legal duty on public bodies (including schools) to ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. The legal duty is backed by statutory guidance that sets a range of expectations on schools. The statutory guidance will be monitored via existing inspection procedures, such as OfSTED.
Therefore we are duty bound to:
- Teach a broad and balanced curriculum.
- Promote fundamental British values.
- Assess the risk of pupils being drawn into terrorism and support for extremism.
- Train key staff to give them the knowledge and confidence to identify children at risk.
- Protect children from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet at school.
- Ensure robust safeguarding policies are in place to identify children at risk, intervene and refer pupils as appropriate.
Definition of FGM: “Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises of all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs whether for cultural or non-therapeutic reasons.” (World Health Organisation-1997)
E-Safety is an integral part of our Computing curriculum. All of the children will learn how to be safe on the internet as well as know who to talk to if they come accross something inappropriate online. They will also learn about sharing their personal information online as well as the safe use of social network sites.
We follow a teaching progression accross the whole school - starting in Foundation Stage and running through to Year 6. Click below in the resource list to access the SWGFL E-Safety planning progression. This will give you an outline of what is taught during each year group.
Click here to access the CEOP-Think U Know website - a great resource for teaching your children all about staying safe on the internet.