Sabden Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed below and in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
At Sabden, we take our role in safeguarding very seriously as we believe all children have the right to feel and be safe.
Please remember, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
Senior Designated Safeguarding Officer
Mrs Elizabeth Maskell (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Officers
Mrs Laura Murray and Mrs Kelly Black.
Concerned about a child?
Call 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.
If you think a child is in immediate danger – don't delay call the police on 999.
Concerned about an adult that works with children?
If there are immediate safeguarding concerns to the child call 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.
If there are no immediate safeguarding concerns to the child inform senior management at the organisation where this person works.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
It can be hard to know what to do if you’re worried someone close is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead to them harming themselves or others. Working with other organisations, the police protect vulnerable people from being exploited by extremists through a Home Office programme called Prevent.
Act early and tell us your concerns in confidence. You won’t be wasting our time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.
The NSPCC has some excellent information about identifying the signs, symptoms and effect of child abuse and neglect. It also has a wealth of information to support your child with mental health and wellbeing.
Free online information guides about up to date ‘What parents need to know’ when supporting a child who interacts online. These highlight any potential risks and explain upcoming gaming/social media trends.