Safeguarding

CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING POLICY

POSITION STATEMENT

Buxton Infant School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding.

Our policy, which is reviewed and approved by the governing body annually, applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. There are six main elements to our policy:

A. Raising awareness of child protection issues with staff and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.

B. Ensuring we practice safer recruitment by checking the     suitability of prospective staff and volunteers to work with children.

C. Training and supporting our staff to equip them to appropriately recognise, respond to and support children who are vulnerable and may be in need of safeguarding.

D. Implement and review regularly, in the light of experience, our procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.

E. Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.

F.  Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

We will follow the procedures set out by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board in the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Procedures (www.derbyshirescb.org.uk) and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (in particular Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007). The school has carried out an audit of its Safeguarding role and continues to keep this under review Appendix 4: A Self-Review Tool for Safeguarding