Safeguarding 

Measures taken to improve since September 2021:

Training

  • Dissemination of KCSIE to all staff
  • Dissemination of Speak Out/Whistle Blowing to all staff
  • Whole Staff Training with lead agency ‘Safeguarding First Ltd’
  • DSL training for new staff
  • DSL update training for experienced staff
  • Kidsafe update training completed
  • Further CPD timetabled for Spring and Summer terms for all staff
  • Safeguarding included as Performance Management across school

 

Culture

  • Safeguarding on agenda for every meeting – SLT, Staff, Governor, Safeguarding Leads meets, Phase Meets
  • CPOMs access for all members of staff and criteria for input – support from experienced staff (including CFWOs) to all staff members
  • Weekly Safeguarding Lead meets to review cases and events
  • 2 representatives in attendance at all agency meetings
  • Parent Survey prepared for termly review
  • Pupil Survey prepared for termly review
  • Staff Survey prepared for termly review

 

Documentation

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy updated
  • Peer on Peer Abuse Policy created
  • All Statutory policies ratified and available on website/school office
  • Single Central Record – reviewed and relevant accompanying documentation audited and amended
  • Single Central Record timetable of external support/audit across the year
  • Website check half-termly – January rearrange and update for ease of access including more information about school
  • Audit of Safeguarding completed
  • Action Plan created with short – medium – long term actions
  • All meetings, attendance of meetings, courses documented

 

Governors

  • Access to relevant training
  • Safeguarding Link appointed – and updated weekly or as necessary
  • Review progress of Safeguarding Action Plan – half termly
  • Safeguarding link complete on ground checks monthly
  • Check training records
  • Check SCR compliance
  • Link governor liaise with link governor of another school for further support

 

Premises

  • Movement around school premises defined to all
  • Fence in place in infant yard to prevent public walk-through at drop-off/collection times
  • Staff deployed to specific areas for drop-off/collection and available for support to families
  • Classroom cupboards all lockable
  • Main reception area decluttered and sign in changed
  • Colour coded lanyards for adults in school

 

Further actions

  • Remaining documentation – e.g expectations of visitors on premises and mobile phones policies
  • Increased signage inside and outside of school
  • Change main entrance area
  • Change outdoor areas – infant yard
  • Pupil, staff and parent surveys to be conducted and reviewed
  • Maintain the practices created to date so far including monitoring and checking of the practices.