Tameside Primary School

Tameside Primary School

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Safeguarding Children

All staff in school have a statutory duty to protect and promote the welfare of the children and young people in their care.   

Two key pieces of guidance form the framework under which we promote the welfare of children in school as follows:

Both of these documents set out how we work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined by the Department for Education in the statutory guidance “Working Together to Safeguard Children” 2018 as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment

  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development

  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child please follow the information in the link below.

  What to do if you have a concern about a child (including your own)

To promote the welfare of children: 

  • The school has a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). In school this is Miss Jackson. She is responsible for dealing with safeguarding and  child protection issues in school, providing advice and support to colleagues, liaising with the local authority, and for working, where necessary, with other organisations.   The school designated safeguarding lead is the first point of contact for any member of the school staff who has a concern about the safety and wellbeing of a pupil. More details about the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead are documented in the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidance.

  • The Principal and the Leadership team must be clear about their statutory responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and the steps they are taking to develop good practice beyond the statutory minimum.

  • All staff need to be particularly sensitive to signs which may indicate possible safeguarding concerns, for example poor or irregular attendance or children missing from education.

 The school also embeds children's safety and wellbeing by:

  • Creating and maintaining a safe learning environment.
  • Identifying child welfare concerns and taking appropriate action
  • Using the curriculum to enable our children to develop keep safe strategies
  • Creating a listening culture to hear the child’s voice
  • Operating safe recruitment and selection procedures to prevent unsuitable people working with  children.

The following leaflet will give you information about the school's safeguarding role:                     

Parent Safeguarding Leaflet

If you would like more information on any of the above please contact the school office who will get someone to make contact with you.