“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.“ – KCSIE
Designated Safeguarding Leader
Mrs L Ridge (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders
Mrs J Fenton (Head of Pastoral Care)
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance (KCSIE 2020) as:
- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) – September 2020
East Dene’s Commitment to Safeguarding & Child Protection
At East Dene Primary School we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment.
Adults in our school take all welfare concerns seriously and will support children and young people to talk to us about anything that may worry them.
Communication with Parents/Carers
Our school will always discuss any concerns we might have with parents/carers. Our school will endeavour to ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibilities placed on the school and staff for safeguarding children.
Child safety issues and child protection will be addressed through the curriculum where appropriate, especially through PSHE, Computing and E-Safety, Citizenship, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and British values.
We use a variety of resources and approaches to teach the children how to keep themselves safe, build their resilience and manage risks.
The curriculum, and in particular the personal, social and health education development strand of the curriculum, includes an emphasis on relationships, building confidence and resilience in pupils and in developing preventative strategies to ensure their own protection and that of others. Opportunities are provided for pupils to develop the skills and strategies they need to stay safe, including age appropriate discussions about healthy relationships, their bodies and being able to say no to requests that they do not want to carry out. Clear advice and guidance is built into the curriculum to ensure that pupils understand that there is a range of contacts they can turn to for advice and support and that they know where and how to report any concerns.