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Safeguarding at Buxton Junior School

Are you worried about a child?

Don't wait until you are certain. If you are worried about a child or need advice, contact:

Mrs Minter, Mr Williamson, Mrs Dowling or Mrs Hawkins  at school in confidence.

Call Derbyshire : 08456 058058

NSPCC free 24/7 adult helpline on: 0808 800 5000

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

or text : 88858

 Buxton Junior School fully recognises its responsibilities to safeguard children. The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm is everyone's responsibility. We want our children to feel protected and safe.The  Governors and Senior Leadership Team have put in place effective safeguarding and staff behaviour policies and procedures that are understood by everyone at Buxton Junior School.

 

The Senior Leadership Team consists of :

-Mrs Minter- Head teacher

-Mr Williamson- Deputy Head teacher

-Mrs Hawkins- SENCO

-Mrs Dowling- Well-being Coordinator

Mrs Bentley- PE Coordinator

Mrs Minter, Mr Williamson, Mrs Dowling and Mrs Hawkins and Mrs Bentley have all completed Designated Leads Training.

Mrs Minter is the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Buxton Junior School and has lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection.

-Rob Wymer is our Governor for Safeguarding.

Governors completed safeguarding training on 3rd November 2016 and Online Safety on 8th December 2016.

Safer Recruitment Training has been completed by Mrs Minter, Mr Williamson and Mr Wymer.

 

A  new Safeguarding Audit was completed in July 2017 and a new Action Plan drawn up. The Action Plan will be approved by Governors on 18/9/2017.

There are important elements to our practice within school:

  • Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children
  • Raising awareness of safeguarding and child protection issues and equipping pupils with the skills they need to keep them safe.
  • Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of harm.
  • Supporting pupils who have been subject to, or are at risk of, significant harm in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.
  • Establishing a safe environment in which pupils can learn and develop.
  • Creating a culture of listening to and engaging in dialogue with children, seeking their views in ways appropriate to their age and understanding.
  • Ensuring all staff and volunteers undertake appropriate training to equip them to carry out their responsibilities including responsibilities related to the Prevent Duty and reporting Female Genital Mutilation and Child Sexual Exploitation.
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On-line Safety

On-Line Safety is taught through the PSHE and IT Curriculum and is referred to in other whole school procedures and policies. Termly Online Safety assemblies provide an opportunity to share a consistent online safety message. In November 2016 Buxton Junior School  started to follow a scheme of work for Digital Literacy and Citizenship.

Our Online Safety Coordinator is Mr Mitchard.

 

Buxton Junior School has completed the 360 degree safe Self Review Tool and is working towards this accreditation. An Online Safety Group has been created which involves stakeholders.

 

Parents/carers and pupils are invited to our Online Safety Meetings. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 26th September 2017- 5:30-6:30pm. The session will be delivered by Traci Goode, an accredited expert in this field and will include an opportunity to ask questions. We hope you can join us. If you would like to join our Online Safety Group, please contact Mrs Dowling or Mr Mitchard.

 

On-line Safety Policy

Buxton Junior School Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy- September 2016.

Signature sheet for Buxton Junior School Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Child Friendly Child Protection Policy

Anti-Bullying policy 2017

Anti-bullying Ambassadors play an important role in supporting their peers at Buxton Junior School. For the last three years groups of pupils have completed  the Princess Diana Award training at different secondary schools in Derbyshire. Eleven Year 5 pupils  attended training in Chesterfield on Thursday 13th October 2016. Our pupils have lots of ideas and are enthusiastic about their new area of responsibility. On 16th November our Anti- bullying Ambassadors will be having lunch with the Anti- bullying Ambassadors at Buxton Community School. This will be an opportunity to make new friends, share good practice and strengthen our commitment to making our school an anti bullying school.
Buxton Junior School achieves The Derbyshire STOP Anti-bullying Award - March 2017

The Derbyshire STOP Anti- bullying Award Certificate. March 2017

Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Policy March 2017

5 Apps  parents/carers need to be aware of. February 2017

Please open the appaware document below and click on each icon for more information.

Parent and Carer Social Networking Guidance

Keeping Young Children Safe Online

Safeguarding Guidance for parents/carers

Pokemon go- advice for parents and carers

The Prevent Strategy - a guide for parents/carers

Safeguarding - NSPCC

Parents/carers may wish to visit the following link through the NSPCC website. This is a simple way that parents/carers can help keep children safe from sexual abuse.

​https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

October 2016

The NSPCC delivered an assembly based on "Keeping safe and speaking out" to the whole school on Monday 3rd October 2016.

​This will be followed by a workshop for pupils in Years 5 and 6 on Monday 10th October.

 

 

Say Something If You See Something poster- Child Sexual Exploitation

Think about texts before you send them.

Safer Cycling Training

This is available to Year 6 pupils in the summer term.

 

Scooter Training

We have arranged for pupils to access Scooter training on 11th and 25th November 2016. The aim is to learn how to keep safe when riding a scooter.

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