Keeping Your Child Safe
In accordance with the Education Act 2002 and guidance set out in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, Lily Lane Primary School will work in partnership with other organisations where appropriate to identify any concerns about child welfare and take action to address them.
Lily Lane Primary School’s Safeguarding policy has been developed to ensure that all adults in Lily Lane Primary School are working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The policy has been ratified by the Governing Body and is reviewed annually.
Our policy describes the management systems and arrangements in place to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all our children, young people and staff. It identifies actions that should be taken to redress any concerns about child welfare.
The Headteacher or, in their absence, the authorised member of staff, the deputy headteacher has the ultimate responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people goes beyond implementing basic child protection procedures. It is an integral part of all activities and functions of Lily Lane Primary School.
The policy describes the ethos that Lily Lane Primary School aims to create and how we work with pupils, parents and other agencies in order to safeguard our pupils.
The policy outlines the following procedures and regulations:
- Attendance and exclusion
- Keeping records
- Roles and responsibilities
- Safe recruitment and selection of staff
- Working with other agencies
- Confidentiality and information sharing
- Training and induction for staff and volunteers
- Recording and reporting concerns
- Informing parents/carers
- Child protection conferences and core group meetings
- Managing allegations and concerns against staff and volunteer
- Complaints or concerns by pupils, staff or volunteers
- Serious case reviews
The Safeguarding policy links with other policies such as:
- Health and Safety,
- Administration of Medicines and First Aid,
- Behaviour Management including fixed and short term exclusions,
- Physical Interventions/Restraint,
- Safe Recruitment and Selection of Staff,
- Managing Allegations and Concerns Against Staff and Volunteers,
- Special Educational Needs,
- Disability Discrimination,
- Looked After Children,
- Trips and Visits,
- Work Experience and Extended work placements,
- Sex and Relationships Education,
- Equal Opportunities,
- ICT and Access to the Internet,
- Extended Schools Activities,
- Toileting and Intimate Care.
- Forced Marriage,
- Missing from Home and Care,
- Private Fostering,
- Child Sexual Exploitation,
- Guns and Gangs.
Further Information on Safeguarding and Safeguarding Policies can be found on the MSCB Website at www.manchesterscb.org.uk