Safeguarding at Christ Church
We at Christ Church (Erith) C of E Primary School are committed to practice, which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers in this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop an awareness of the issues, which cause children harm.
We will aim to safeguard children by:
- Adopting child protection guidelines through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers.
- Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents and carers, supply staff, and volunteers where appropriate to do so. Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know and involving parents/carers and children appropriately.
- Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know and involving parents/carers and children appropriately.
- Carefully following the procedures for recruitment and selection of staff and volunteers.
- Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through support, supervision and training. We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.
- We recognise that because of the day-to-day contact with children, school staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse.
The school will therefore:
- Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are confident to talk, and are listened to.
- Ensure children know they can approach adults employed in the school if they are worried.
- Include opportunities in the RSE, PSHE and Online Safety curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from harm or abuse.
Pupils should be made aware of:
- How to assess risk for themselves.
- Who to talk to if they feel unsafe? There is a safeguarding notice board in the dining hall and posters of all named Child Protection Officers, throughout the school.
As part of the Christ Church community, you may notice something that concerns you in relation to the safety of a child. If this is the case, please feel free to reach out to the school at email@example.com.
When emailing, please include as much information as possible, including the child's/children's name and class (if this is known).
Alternatively, please feel free to call the school office if you have a concern.