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 we aim to eliminate discrimination, advance equality and foster good relations. We value and appreciate the diversity of people’s backgrounds and circumstances and we expect that discrimination is understood by all members of the community to be completely unacceptable.

The School follows the General Public Sector Equality Duty and considers equality implications when developing and reviewing policies. We understand that PSED applies to all aspects of school life which are to do with how the school treats its pupils, prospective and former pupils and their parents and carers; how it treats its employees and how it treats members of the local community. Further, we will not discriminate because of the characteristics of another person, such as a parent or partner, with whom they are associated.

We actively seek to understand and promote equality in the context of our wider community, and we refer to local and national contexts when we review what we do. We also seek views from our pupils, partner schools and agencies, parents and carers, staff and groups in our local community.

Our Inclusion policy adheres to the Equality Act 2010 and extends to the protected characteristics it defines: race and ethnicity; disability; sex; religion or belief; sexual orientation; pregnancy and maternity; and gender identity and reassignment.

View our Equality Document