Keeping Children Safe
The safety of our children is of paramount importance to all staff, governors and community members in our school. The attached information provides our policies on how we ensure the safety of our children across all aspects of children’s school and their wider lives.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of children in our school, please contact either:
Mrs Allison Mulvaney – Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Wendy Walters – Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Georgia Dufton – Governor responsible for Safeguarding
What we do in school to keep your children safe
‘Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, every day’.
Our first and foremost priority is to keep your child safe and healthy. Under the new OFSTED framework safeguarding is a key indicator of what constitutes a good school. Keeping your child safe means:
- The health and safety of all children
- Making sure that the adults who work here have undergone safety and security checks
- Protecting children from deliberate harm
- Being an anti-bullying school
- Being proactive against racist behaviour
- Protecting our children from harassment and discrimination
- Protecting children from radicalisation and extremist views
- A positive approach to behaviour management including the use of physical intervention safely, when necessary
- Meeting the needs of children with medical conditions
- Providing first aid
- Protecting children from drug and substance abuse
- Children enjoying safe educational visits
- Caring for children’s personal needs
- Keeping children safe when using the internet and making sure they are aware of cyber bullying.
- Making sure our school is secure and safe
- Being a ‘listening school’.
- Ensuring they know who to go in school if they have a problem
In conjunction with Merseyside Police, Rudston Primary School is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.
This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it the most.
You can find our more by visiting www.operationencompass.org or by contacting the Safeguarding team at school.