At St Mary’s keeping the children safe while they learn is our top priority and we would like the school community to have a clear understanding about what we mean by staying safe.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mrs J Berry - Headteacher
Mrs J Measham - Headteacher
Our Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mr A Cook - Class Teacher
Our Online Safety lead
Mr A Cook - Class Teacher
Our Safeguarding and Prevent Governor is:
Mr E Bridger
Our Chair of Governors is:
Mr K Reilly
'Early Help' describes the type of early intervention and support that can be provided when a child or young person's needs are not being met by routine comprehensive services, but do not meet the threshold for a specialist service such as Children's Social Care. The Early Help Offer is about working with external and internal partners to help children, young people and families deal with their issues as early as possible; providing information, advice and services at the right time; supporting them to resolve their concerns as needs emerge.
At St Mary's we work hard to support children and families, offering early help by providing support as soon as a problem emerges. This may include working in partnership with other agencies to ensure the right support is put in place. Our aim is always to ensure an issue does not escalate and children and families are supported in the best ways possible.
Our early help offer is designed to respond to a wide range of issues. This could be from a need which only requires advice or guidance through to a child at immediate risk of harm.
St Mary's Early Help Offer includes:
- Taking the time to listen to children's worries and concerns
- Talking the time to listen to families
- PSHE curriculum
- Lego therapy
- ELSA (emotional literacy support assistant)
- EWO - Educational welfare officer
- Lunchtime play leaders
- Peer mentoring scheme
- Safeguarding protocols and safeguarding trained staff
- 3 trained DSL's
- External agency support CISS
- School nursing team
- Bespoke learning interventions
- Inductions sessions for children starting Reception, including, home visits, come and play and story time sessions.
- Practical support - including second-hand uniform
- Behaviour policy and school rules
- Supporting families on a variety of issues and concerns making referrals and accessing funding for vulnerable families
|Who might the school refer to?||Signposting: agencies the school might suggest as sources of further support|
|Children and Young People’s Services||Citizens Advice Bureau|
|The In Year Fair Access Panel||GPs|
|County Inclusive Support Service||Occupational Therapists|
|Speech and Language Therapist||Children and Young People’s Services|
|Educational Psychologist||Speech and Language Therapist|
|Young Carers||School Nurse|
|Sendias – formerly known as parent partnership||Freedom Project|
|Educational Welfare Officer||Housing Associations|
|Sendias – formerly known as parent partnership|
|Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service|
Child Missing In Education (CME)
Children missing in education of compulsory school age who are not registered pupils at a school and are not receiving suitable education otherwise than at a school. Children missing education are at a significant risk of underachieving, being victims of harm, exploitation or radicalisation, and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life.
IF you suspect hat a child is missing education, please contact the Children Missing Education (CME) team: phone 01473 265224 or email email@example.com
- Mental Health Support Services
- EYFS and KS1 Using technology safely
- KS2 Using technology safely
- Parent Guide to Safeguarding
- Staying safe in the car park
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
- Prevent Action Plan
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
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