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The purpose of Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy's safeguarding policy is to ensure every child who is a registered pupil at our school is safe and protected from harm. This means we will always work to:
- Protect children and young people at our school from maltreatment;
- Prevent impairment of our children’s and young people’s health or development;
- Ensure that children and young people at our school grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- Undertake that role so as to enable children and young people at our school to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
If you have any concerns relating to Safeguarding around a child or member of staff attending Whitefriars. Please make sure you speak to one of the following people as soon as possible:
Who is who?
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mathew Tuckwood||01553 761001|
|Alternate DSL||Jayne Marshall||01553 761001|
|Alternate DSL||Diana Sherman||01553 761001|
|Alternate DSL||Susan Barrett||01553 761001|
|Named Safeguarding Governor||Jillian Hemmings||01553 761001|
|Chair of Governors||Jillian Hemmings||01553 761001|
|DNEAT Safeguarding Lead||Sharon Moneyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The Norfolk Threshold Guide
This Norfolk Threshold Guide sets out the approach to keeping children in Norfolk safe and protected from harm. The Guide is intended to help professionals embed into their practice the Signs of Safety philosophy, and is designed to ensure that across the continuum of need professionals consider that the right help is given to the right children at the right time and for the right duration. Protecting children involves professionals in the difficult task of analysing complex information about human behaviour and risk. It is rarely straightforward: it involves consideration about past and potential harm and family deficiencies, but it is also important to recognise that to balance the picture, it is vital to obtain information regarding any past, existing, and potential
safety and strengths. This balance of information regarding family functioning allows the worker(s) to achieve a comprehensive assessment which applies just as much when issues are first emerging as when an incident of significant harm is identified. The Norfolk Threshold Guide is designed to encourage early discussion and dialogue when we have emerging worries about children, and to acknowledge that all professionals will need a framework to help them recognise risk and agree an appropriate response.
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