Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Katharine Jordan
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mr Paul Cox and Mrs Julie Backler and Mrs Laina Pettifor
Nominated Governor responsible for Child Protection: Mrs Clare Kingsbury-Bell
Online Safeguarding Lead: Miss Dixie Atkins
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
What is Child Protection?
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
You can find our Safeguarding Policy on this page.
From 1st July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". This duty is known as the Prevent Duty. It applies to a wide range of public-facing bodies, including all primary and secondary schools.
Schools can build pupils' resilience to radicalisation by providing a safe environment for debating controversial issues and helping children to understand how they can influence and participate in decision making. Schools are already expected to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils and, within this, fundamental British values.
Mandatory Reporting of FGM - Procedural Information
From 21st October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and soical workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, that someone under 18 has undergone FGM.
To obtain more information on FGM please click the link below for Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020.
Milton Park Primary recognises the benefits and opportunities that new technologies offer to teaching and learning. We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement. However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use.
Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2020
Please see below the statutory guidance from the Department for Education (re-published September 2020). It is imperative that all staff (including volunteers) read Part 1 and Appendix A of this guidance and sign that they have done so (a register exists to determine this). Schools must have regard to the guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This document contains information on what schools should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools must comply.
The link below gives parents, teachers and governors practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.