Thurcroft Infant School recognises that our moral and statutory responsibility is to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils.
We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.
We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Our Designated Safeguard Leader is Mrs Harper and Mrs Nota and Mrs Stephenson are our Deputy Safeguarding Leaders. It is their responsibility to deal with any safeguarding and child protection issues in school. Both ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)’ and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (Sept 2021) require that all schools have a Designated Safeguard Lead in place to deal with child protection concerns.
“MAKING THE NEXT SCHOOL DAY BETTER”
We would like to inform you of a project that is being introduced in South Yorkshire. It is called Operation Encompass, a partnership between South Yorkshire Police and Education, supported by each Local Safeguarding Children’s Partnership.
A key safeguarding member of staff in school will be informed when a domestic abuse incident has been recorded within the previous 24 hours or over the weekend. This will enable school to monitor children possibly affected and, where required, support if necessary. This will remain confidential; no information about specific incidents is shared with school. The school will, however, be able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children who have been involved in, affected by, or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.
If you have any concerns about the welfare or safety of children outside of school hours, please use the links below for further information.
Rotherham MASH Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
NSPCC National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Barnados Children’s Charity
Documents regarding child safety in school are below
- Safeguarding Policy 2020
- COVID 19 safeguarding Addendum
- Anti Bullying Policy
- Behaviour Policy 2020
- DIGITAL SAFEGUARDING POLICY
- social media
We would like to direct you to the NSPCC website which gives parents valuable safeguarding information. The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse – without using scary words.