Safeguarding and Child Protection

safeguarding

Safeguarding is paramount in every adult’s mind as we all want our children to live safe and happy childhoods. So our pupils are continually taught and encouraged to live healthy lifestyles and adopt safe practices. As safeguarding is embedded in every aspect of our school life it has a place in a large number of our policies. We have included the key areas below:

Child Protection

This is a sensitive area in which all staff receive regular training. Kippax Greenfield Primary School works with other services for children and families, particularly through the Brigshaw Co-operative Trust Guidance and Support Team, to support the needs of all our children. We have a named governor for child protection: Mrs Vicky Lackey (see Governor section). The child protection policy can be viewed by parents on request.

View our Child Protection Policy Document.

Health and Safety

Everyone at Kippax Greenfield Primary School knows they have a responsibility to ensure children and adults are able to work in a healthy and safe environment. We have several first-aiders amongst our staff – they deal with illnesses and accidents should they occur. Our School Business Manager has responsibility for the Health and Safety of the school site.

Safer Working Practices

All staff at Kippax Greenfield Primary School provide a safe and supportive environment, which secures the well-being and very best outcomes for children and young people in their care. They receive regular training on the best practice around working safely with children. We also have a strict policy on internet access for the whole school community.

(see also E-Safety section of the website)

Safer Recruitment

This aspect is taken very seriously. Governors and the school ensure that all staff new to the school and volunteers who work in school on a regular basis undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, complete a disqualification by association declaration (for relevant posts) and full references are acquired before the person takes up post.

School policies are in place to ensure that there is a consistent approach to practices throughout the school and that they are followed by staff, governors and volunteers.

Equality

At Kippax Greenfield Primary School, equal opportunities is the principle of ensuring all stakeholders in our school have equal chance to achieve, equal chance to participate, equal chance to fulfil their role in school and the wider community. Equality for all helps us all to develop a sense of identity and to function well in the world. We welcome our responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.

We understand equality to mean treating everyone with equal dignity and worth, valuing their particular characteristics such as their age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic circumstances. We further understand that people have different needs, situations and goals and therefore achieving equality requires the removal of discriminatory barriers that limit what people, especially children and young people, can do and can be.

In fulfilling our legal obligations, we are guided by seven principles: