School Safeguarding information

 

If the school does need to close and you have any safeguarding concerns, please seek support and guidance from the following sources:

 

Covid 19 safeguarding policy – updated June 2020

CDOP Child Death Prevention Newsletter

COVID CP Policy Appendix

Covid fact sheet for parents April edition

 

Staffordshire County Council – Report a concern

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Care-for-children-and-families/childprotection/Report-a-concern-online.aspx

NSPCC – Are you worried about a child?

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/contact-us
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health/

Childline Support

NetAware

Parents’ guide to apps/games/ social media sites to help keep children safe

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

CEOP

Reporting online sexual abuse or content
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Samaritans

Free confidential support line for people who are feeling desperate
https://www.samaritans.org/

Money Advice Service

Financial help and information

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en 

Tel: 0800 138 7777

 

Step Change

Debt support charity

https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/emergency-funding.aspx

Young Minds

Support for parents when young people suffer poor mental health

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-survival-guide/

Stop Breathe Think

Free Mindfulness app (pay version also available)

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/west-midlands/new-era

https://www.savana.org.uk/

You may also email:

cvm.safeguarding@ttlt.org.uk

These concerns will be monitored during the working day by a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will be acted on accordingly.

Staffordshire First Response: 0800 1313126

NSPCC – Help for adults concerned about a child: 0808 800 5000

Childline – Help for children and young people: 0800 11 11

 

Please contact cvm.schoolclosure@ttlt.org.uk for further queries around key workers and children with certain needs.

 

Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Young People

Churnet View Middle School recognises its legal duty under s175 Education Act 2002 (section 157 in relation to independent schools and academies) and the 1989 and 2004 Children Acts. We take seriously our responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all pupils and we recognise that effective child protection work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and a workforce that is competent and confident in responding to child protection situations.

Our procedures aim to provide a framework which ensures that all our practice in regard to safeguarding children is consistent with the stated values and procedures that underpin all work with children and young people. Statutory guidance defines a child as anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday.

As part of our procedures all staff undertake mandatory training including Prevent, Level One Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children Training and e-Safety.

Churnet View Middle School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

Safeguarding Statement

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy; please see the link below.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

The definition for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

 

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead’s (DDSL).

                                        

Mrs L. Fernyhough     Mr S. Fryer              Mrs R. Jukes

 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Churnet View Middle School is Mrs L. Fernyhough, Assistant Headteacher.

The Deputy Desginated Safeguarding Lead at Churnet View Middle School is Mr S. Fryer, Headteacher.

The Deputy Desginated Safeguarding Lead at Churnet View Middle School is Mrs R. Jukes, Assistant Headteacher.

The Deputy Desginated Safeguarding Lead at Churnet View Middle School is Mrs A. Keily, Assistant Headteacher.

The Deputy Desginated Safeguarding Lead at Churnet View Middle School is Mrs S. Knott, Inclusion Support.

The Nominated Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs K. Lowe.

 

The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018

The Prevent Duty 2015

 

For Staffordshire procedures please click on link below:

http://www.staffsscb.org.uk/Professionals/Procedures/Procedures.aspx

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