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Buxton Junior School

Safeguarding

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 Carter, 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.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Carter, Head teacher- Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Mr Williamson, Deputy Head teacher (0.6), Maths and Assessment Leader

Mrs Dowling, Well-being Coordinator and Deputy Headteacher (0.4)

Mrs Hawkins, Curriculum Leader and English Subject Leader

 

Kerry Chisnall is our Governor for Safeguarding and all our governors receive regular safeguarding training. 

 

There are important elements to our practice within school:

  • Ensuring we practise 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.

 

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. Our pupils have lots of ideas and are enthusiastic about their new area of responsibility. 

 

Buxton Junior School has achieved The Derbyshire STOP Anti-bullying Award

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/

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