NEVER KEEP CONCERNS ABOUT CHILDREN'S SAFETY TO YOURSELF
No one wants to hear about children being abused, neglected or unsafe and that sometimes makes it difficult to respond to...
Remember these three important messages:
1. All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstances.
2. Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility.
3. We all need to listen to children even though we may not always be comfortable with what we hear.
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE
All staff at Chiseldon Primary School undertake training in child protection and safeguarding on a regular basis. The schools senior leadership team are trained to the highest level of safeguarding, currently level 3. Any concerns about a child will be passed on to a designated Safeguarding Lead within the School. They will decide whether to speak to Children's Social Care or the Police, who will decide whether they need to investigate further.
"Fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children at risk of abuse or neglect." (HM Government 2015).
Our school is taking part in the project jointly run between schools and Wiltshire Police: ENCOMPASS is the reporting to schools, by the next school day, when a child or young person has been affected by a domestic incident.
This will enable school staff to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you wish to contact our safeguarding team by email, please complete the form below. This will be emailed directly to the team and nobody else will read your concern. We cannot guarantee to read your message outside normal school working hours. If your concern is urgent, you should contact Swindon Children's Social Care.