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Safeguarding
& Designated Safeguarding Leads

Our Safeguarding policy has been written in response to the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 guidance. Our policy is reviewed annually however we are continually reviewing our procedures in light of any new guidance and local issues that arise. Every child who joins our school is treated as an individual and we strive to provide an education which not only ensures good academic outcomes but also prepares our youngsters for later life. We are very proud that as well as excellent results at the end of Key Stage 2 our pupils leave us as well rounded individuals with good levels of self-confidence preparing them for the challenges that lie ahead.

It is our aim that all pupils are supported to achieve to their full potential in an environment which is nurturing and supportive. We know that pupils achieve best when they are happy and enjoying their work and the climate in which we work does just that. We want all of our pupils to thrive and flourish during their time with us. If in later years our pupils look back upon their time with us and reflect that it made a difference to their lives, as a Trust of schools, we will have achieved our goal.

If you have a concern about a child, you may consult the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead or deputy who will be able to look into the matter and decide if action is required to ensure the child's safety and well being.

Either can be contacted by Email: admin.winsham@acexcellence.co.uk or
phone Tel: 01460 30377

 

If you believe a child may be at immediate risk of harm, you may make a referral to Somerset Children's Social Care on 0300 123 2224.

Statutory guidance from the Dept. of Eduction in their new 2023 document - Keeping Children Safe in Education - and the updated Government guidance to inter-agency working - Working Together to Safeguard Children - set out what schools must do to comply with the law.  

Our Safeguarding policy has been written in response to the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance. Our policy is reviewed annually however we are continually reviewing our procedures in light of any new guidance and local issues that arise.

Our safeguarding policy can be found on our Policies page here

Our Safeguarding Team
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Mrs Emma Johns

Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
(DSL)

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Mrs Sarah Moss

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

(DDSL)

Safeguarding Documents

Children Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Prevent Duty 

Useful Links

 

Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Prevent

Prevent is the government counter terrorism strategy. Prevent is to support people at risk of joining extremist groups and carrying out terrorist activities. Prevent is a multi agency approach: Police, education, health, social services, church groups, community groups all working together.

 

Radicalisation

Click on the link for more information:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/dedicated-helplines/protecting-children-from-radicalisation

Parents can now call a free, 24-hour NSPCC helpline if they are concerned about their children becoming radicalised. Counsellors from the NSPCC have been trained by experts from the Home Office to advise parents on how to spot signs of radicalisation in children who could fall victim to online groomers. The helpline is also available for parents who want to know how to reassure children worried about terrorist attacks taking place. NSPCC Helpline 0800 800 5000

Gender Identity

The NSPCC have reported record number of calls regarding transgender 2,796 compared to 1,299 in the previous 12 months.It was recorded that children aged 12-15 years were most likely to call the helpline about gender identity issues and that 260 of the calls on this subject were from 11-year-olds. If you would like more information on this subject, please visit Mermaids UK

https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

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Domestic Abuse

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is open 24/7 365 days per year, call on 0808 2000 247

Boots Pharmacy Consultation Rooms become safe spaces for victims of domestic abuse. Victims of domestic abuse will be able to access safe spaces at Boots pharmacy consultation rooms across the country, where they can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice. The scheme is in response to the desperate situation facing many victims who are isolating with perpetrators during lockdown. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help#coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/domestic-abuse/

https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/covid-19-advice-and-information

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Bereavement Services

https://rainbowsgb.org/parents-and-carers/

https://www.winstonswish.org/helpline/

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/grief-and-loss/

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but where there is no medical reason for this to be done. FGM is illegal and a form of child abuse.Click on the link for more information: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/#what-is

Child Sexual Explotation (CSE)

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse. CSE occurs when an individual or group take advantage of a person under the age of 18 to manipulate or deceive into sexual activity in exchange for something e.g. gifts, money, status, blackmail. Click on the links for more information: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/search/query=child+sexual+exploitation

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