Pensford Primary School

Pensford Primary School

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“Pupils feel safe
at school and are kind
to one another. They like
being at school and appreciate
the many experiences
they have.” - Ofsted
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Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Our Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) is Mr Warrick Barton (Headteacher).  Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader (DDSL) is Mr Sam Miller (Senior Teacher).  Our Safeguarding Governor is Dr Julie Parker.

Our comprehensive safeguarding policy, updated in September 2021, can be found here.

At the centre of what we do for safeguarding, we "see, hear, believe and act".  This involves taking a "professional curiosity" about families' situations, in the interest of safeguarding children.

Please note that a review of the policy is underway to take into account the updated guidance published in July 2021 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021, which came into force on 1.9.21 .  The school fully supports and will implement the updated guidance in full.  We would like to particularly mention the changes to paragraphs 13 and 18.  Paragraph 13 makes clear  that child protection policies should also include procedures for dealing with peer on peer abuse. Paragraph 18 is a new paragraph, making clear that victims should be taken seriously, kept safe and never be made to feel like they are creating a problem for reporting abuse, sexual violence or sexual harassment 

It links to a number of related policies, as listed below:

Anti-bullying policy

Attendance Policy

Behaviour Policy

Annex 1 to Safeguarding Policy

Annex 2 to Safeguarding Policy

Concern Form Flow Chart

E-Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Lockdown Procedure

Staff Safer Recruitment and Selection 

Staff Code of Conduct

Staff Induction Booklet

Whistleblowing Policy