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Child Protection 2018/19

At North Mymms St Mary's CE Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect 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 Policy which can be viewed above. 

 

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.

 

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

 

Child Protection Information:

Designated Senior Person - Mrs Helen Melidoro (Headteacher)

Deputy DSP - Mrs D Bartlett (SENCO/KS2 Leader)

Deputy DSP - Mrs T Wagnall (EYFS Leader)

Safeguarding Governor - Mrs S Hoile

 

  • All staff last accessed Child Protection (including FGM & eSafety) training in: September 2018
  • There is signage around the school (including in staff areas and toilets) stating who the DSPs are
  • Safeguarding is a running agenda item for Governor meetings

 

 

Welfare Information:

  • 5 staff are Paediatric First Aid trained (Mrs T O'Brien, Miss R Edwards, Mrs L Ellis, Miss J Amos and Mrs T Wagnall) and all staff have accessed Basic First Aid training within the last 3 years.
  • There is an automated defibrillator in school (purchased with funds donated by Defibrillators in Public Places (DiPPS) which is kept in the office
  • DiPPS staff came in to school on Monday 26th March to talk to children and staff about basic life skills. KS2 classes took part in life skills workshops including CPR and defibrillator training
  • Annual Epi-pen, Epilepsy and Asthma training is undertaken by staff via the School Nurse service
  • 2 staff (Mrs L Honour & Mrs J McGeady) are trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) and run targeted Nurture sessions with children
  • We have a Family Support Worker allocated to school who can work with children and families
  • A specialist Play Therapist comes into school once a week to work with children on an individual basis
  • SENCO runs regular drop-in coffee mornings for families
  • All staff, including MSAs and Office staff, have undertaken Hertfordshire STEPS training (Feb.2019) to ensure a consistent approach to behaviour management and support across the school
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