Please refer to our Child Protection Policy for the full procedural framework on our Child Protection duties. Staff at our school are alerted to the fact that, whilst Extremism and Radicalisation is broadly a safeguarding issue, there may be some instances where a child or children may be at direct risk of harm or neglect. For example; this could be due to a child displaying risky behaviours in terms of the activities they are involved in or the groups they are associated with or staff may be aware of information about a child’s family that may equally place a child at risk of harm. (These examples are for illustration and are not definitive or exhaustive) Therefore all adults working at our school (including visiting staff, volunteers’ contractors, and students on placement) are required to report instances where they believe a child may be at risk of harm or neglect to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Headteacher.
Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
- The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Karen Cliffe, Assistant Headteacher
- The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Elaine Sargent, Headteacher
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is the focus person for school staff, and others, who may have concerns about an individual child’s safety or well-being and is the first point of contact for external agencies. The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead will include the responsibilities of the PREVENT duty. The Prevent Duty is included as part of Level 1 and 2 LA Safeguarding Training
Role of Governing Body
The Governing Body of our School will undertake appropriate training to ensure that they are clear about their role and the parameters of their responsibilities as Governors, including their statutory safeguarding duties. The Governing Body of our school will support the ethos and values of our school and will support the school in tackling extremism and radicalisation. Governors will review this policy regularly (every two years) and may amend and adopt it outside of this timeframe in accordance with any new legislation or guidance or in response to any quality assurance recommendations pertaining to the delivery of this policy and the overall safeguarding arrangements made.
Whole school in-service training on Safeguarding and Child Protection is organised for staff and governors and will comply with the prevailing arrangements agreed by the Local Authority and the Safeguarding Children Board and will, in part, include training on extremism and radicalisation and its safeguarding implications. The Designated Safeguarding Lead will attend training courses as necessary and the appropriate inter-agency training organised by the Safeguarding Children Board at least every two years, again this will include training on extremism and radicalisation and its safeguarding implications.
Attention is also drawn to the free NCALT Channel/Prevent General Awareness E-Learning Module by clicking here
To report a concern:
Landline: 0151 777 8328
Mobile: 07739 822 286