Safeguarding & Child Protection Statement
This school takes notice of and adheres to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People.
St Dunstan’s, Cheam, C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting pupils from harm. We believe that our school should provide a safe, caring, positive, and stimulating environment in which pupils can learn and which promotes the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of each individual pupil.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy.
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 their 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.
Our Designated Child Protection Leaders are:
Ms J Corby – Headteacher
Mrs L Porter – Deputy Headteacher
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Domestic Abuse Services
School Closure Addendums: Emergency Safeguarding Procedures, COVID-19 School Safeguarding and School Reopening Child Protection and Safeguarding Information
Please see details here of some changes to the domestic abuse services and here for details to contact the Domestic Abuse Service.
To see our COVID-19 Risk Assessment click here
Keeping children Safe - Please see the new guidance below
New guidance issued today ‘Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm' brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be particularly vulnerable to during the pandemic and signposts to available help and support. 25th June 2020.
Please see here for a communication from Ms Corby regarding Online Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below are websites that you may find useful:
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused.pdf
Child-Protection Policy and Procedures
TikTok - What Parents Need to Know - how Tik Tok works
TikTok Challenges - 4-5, 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13
Other websites that you may find useful:
www.internetmatters.org There is a plenty of information on this site to help parents set parental controls on a range of devices and it is very easy to navigate.
www.commonsensemedia.org this is like TripAdvisor for the Internet, it explains how games, social media work and gives you the age restrictions, Pro's and Cons of the app/game.