At Aldryngton Primary School, we strive to ensure all our children are safe in school, at home, online and in the community. Our staff are here to keep young people safe and secure and to promote their personal safety and wellbeing.
Our commitment to safeguarding encompasses ways which we ensure children and young people foster security, confidence and independence. The school has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its pupils. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the school will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Service of its concern.
A clear policy on Safeguarding is available on our policy page and is reviewed by the school on an annual basis. During times of partial and full school closure, a separate addendum to the policy is used. There are designated lead staff who monitor the effectiveness of the policy and, where necessary, liaise with the local authority when significant concerns arise.
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads as quickly as possible.