Moulton CEVC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.
We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to
- Feel safe
- Feel happy
- Feel able to learn
This is best achieved when the school community works together.
The designated safeguarding lead for Moulton CEVC Primary School is Deborah Shipp (Headteacher)
The alternate safeguarding leads for Moulton CEVC Primary School are Nuala Gilmore (Deputy Headteacher) and Susan Dutton (School Business Manager)
The nominated governor for safeguarding is Bernie Spiller (LA Governor)
All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies.
All adults are also expected to read the DfE guidance: Keeping children safe in education guidance – September 2016.pdf
It should be read alongside statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children, and departmental advice What to do if you are worried a child is being abused- Advice for practitioners.
Information sharing is vital to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. A key factor identified in many serious case reviews (SCRs) has been a failure by practitioners to record information, to share it, to understand its significance and then take appropriate action. Click here to view the DfE guidance: Information Sharing
Schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This is referred to as Prevent. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-strategy-2011
All adults at Moulton CEVC Primary School are made aware of the school's whistle blowing policy. This outlines the procedures for those wishing to raise concerns about how the school has handled a child protection concern.
If you need to urgently contact the headteacher out of term time to discuss a safeguarding concern, please make contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07397 801657
Alternatively, the Customer First (Social Services) Helpline is 0800 8004005 or webchat is available at https://infolink.suffolk.gov.uk/kb5/suffolk/infolink/advice.page?id=NYFIzl7NuJU
Being a parent is one of the most important jobs there is - it is also one of the hardest. At Moulton CEVC we want to support parents when things are tough. Our Early help offer is an approach, not a service, with universal and targeted strategies. Please read the full Early Help Offer on the attached document for more information.