Farnham Green takes very seriously its duty towards all its pupils who have been entrusted to its care and seeks to provide a school environment where all children are safe, secure, valued, respected, and listened to. It is essential that we all understand the role we play as outlined in the school’s Safeguarding Policy.
Farnham Green Primary understands that our work in safeguarding and protecting children must always have regard for the national guidance issued by the Secretary of State and should be in line with local guidance and procedures.
We understand the term Safeguarding to mean that we will take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risk of harm to children’s welfare is minimised. We also understand that where we have any concerns about a child’s welfare we will take all appropriate action to address those concerns by working in full partnership with other agencies.
Miss A Maber - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss L McLean - Child and Family Worker
Mrs R Hahlani - Designated teacher for Looked After Children
Mrs I Akele - Designated teacher for Looked After Children
What is Safeguarding ?
The phrases ‘child protection’ and ‘safeguarding’ are often used interchangeably, but the words have distinct meanings. The key statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ explains what safeguarding is:
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Put simply safeguarding is:
- Child protection
- Supporting vulnerable children
- Safe care, at home, in school and in the community
- Taking action
Safeguarding at Farnham Green Primary is placed at the heart of all it does. We have a clear safeguarding ethos, a policy that sets out clear expectations and processes, and high-quality training that ensures all staff know what to do and they do it consistently across the school.
Other key aspects of safeguarding at Farnham Green include:
- Medical Protocols
- Safer Recruitment
- Community issues
- Online safety
- Partnership working
- Transition Planning