WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT A CHILD AT FERRING C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL?
The Designated Safeguarding Lead in our School is: MS NAOMI WELSH, HEADTEACHER
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads in our school is: MISS JANE JONES / MISS VIV SQUIRES/ MR LUC VIRGOE
The Safeguarding Governor in our School is: MRS SUE PRATT
WHAT IS SAFEGUARDING?
Safeguarding involves the actions we take and the procedures and processes we have in place to promote the welfare of our children and protect them from harm. There is NO ISSUE of greater importance to staff, governors, parents, carers and children, than the safety of our children.
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors have a full and active part to play in protecting children from harm and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.
This school takes its responsibility to safeguard children extremely seriously and this school will train and empower all staff to recognise and respond effectively to protect a child who may be at risk of significant harm.
We will ensure all staff members in our school maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” and feel able to raise concerns either about a child at risk of a member of staff or other adults whose behaviour may present a risk to a child.
SAFEGUARDING IN THE CURRICULUM
At Ferring C of E Primary School teaching children how to stay safe is of paramount importance to us. We do this through our weekly delivery of the new Relationship, Sex & Health Education Curriculum (RSHE). We address it through assembly themes which tie in closely with our Church of England vision for education and preparing children for life in all its fullness. We supplement our safeguarding curriculum further with our participation in national campaigns such as Safer Internet Day and Anti-bullying Week.
Safer Internet Day
Every year, as part of our safeguarding curriculum, we take part in the national ‘Safer Internet Day’. Below is a video showing some of what we did in previous years.
Here are some photos of work the children produced during a week when we focused on the theme of ‘United Against Bullying’. Every year we celebrate the Ferring attitude to the anti-bullying message.
This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge.
Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference.
We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.