‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners 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.’
(Keeping Children Safe in Education, revised Sept 2019, HM Government)
At Peasedown St John Primary School we fully recognise our roles and responsibilities for safeguarding and child protection. Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school.
We use consistent, fair and thorough recruitment and selection procedures that aim to deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children and young people and to ensure that those recruited are suitable to work with them. Our Safeguarding policies apply to all staff, governors and volunteers working in our school.
See also the MNSP Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
To find out more please read Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023
The MNSP safeguarding policy can be found on our Policies and Procedures Page.
Below is the school’s local procedures.
If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, you can speak to our safeguarding team above.
If a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away.
Peasedown St John Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school, we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.
All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
As part of Peasedown St John Primary School’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy.
At Peasedown St John Primary School, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.