“Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility”
(Children’s Act 2004)
At Quainton Church of England Primary School, we believe that the safeguarding and promotion of child welfare is paramount. All children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, free of harm, bullying, abuse, discrimination and harassment. Our staff, governors and volunteers are all fully committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our children. Staff undertake compulsory safeguarding training, equipping them with the skills to adopt safeguarding prevention strategies and, to recognise and respond to any child safety issues if they arise.
We aim to achieve child safety by ensuring:
- All the necessary elements of child provision and policies are in place, enabling children to feel safe and to adopt safe practices.
- Staff, governors, volunteers, visitors and parents are all aware of the school’s legally required safeguarding responsibilities and promoting child welfare; they are also aware of the expected behaviours from our children.
- Children are aware of who they need to talk to if they have any welfare concerns.
- Compliance with the government’s statutory guidance on 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' (see latest edition below).
- We undertake our legal responsibilities under the government’s Prevent duty of 2015, aimed at identifying and protecting children at risk from radicalisation and extremism.
- We have a robust selection and recruitment policy which, in accordance with government legislation, includes Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks on all staff and regular volunteers prior to their recruitment.
We always aim to work in partnership with the parents to resolve any problems. However, at times, it may be necessary to involve other agencies if we think the child’s welfare is at risk. We also work very closely with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB), providing an integrative approach to supporting our children and their families when they need it.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the headteacher, James Vernon. For further safeguarding enquiries, please contact him on 01296 655242.
If you wish to report a safeguarding concern about our school, please see the following link: