Our Safeguarding Charter
Receive, React, Reassure, Record, Refer
Every child has the right to be kept safe
Share information with the relevant people
Child protection is everyone’s responsibility
Timely referrals to be made
Blackheath Primary School is committed to keeping our children safe. By providing a safe environment for children to learn and play and by identifying children who are, or may be, suffering harm, the school endeavour to ensure they are kept safe both at school and at home.
To achieve this, we have systems in place which are designed for:
- Creating and maintaining a safe learning environment.
- Identifying child welfare concerns and taking appropriate action.
- Using the curriculum to enable our children to develop keep safe strategies
- Creating a listening culture to hear the child’s voice
- Operating safe recruitment and selection procedures to prevent unsuitable people working with our children.
Anyone visiting the school shares the responsibility to keep children safe whilst on our premises and will be required to work within the guidelines of our safeguarding procedures.
If at anytime you have concerns about the welfare of a child, Anna McElwee or Kate Hill, the Designated Safeguarding Leads, should be contacted.
For more detailed information, please clink on the link below for the Safeguarding Policy which is part of a set of policies designed to create a safe environment for our children.
Child Sexual Exploitation
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or status.
Children or young people may be tricked into believing they’re in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed online.
At Blackheath, we value the safety of our children online just as much as their safety around school. The children are taught how to use the internet safely and how they can protect themselves when online.
For more information, please see our E-Safety policy in the Policies section.
Our children have agreed to these policies when online in school:
Useful Tips for parents.
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We’re pleased to announce that our e-safety leaflet for parents Supporting Young People Online has been translated into 11 additional languages.
Female Genital Mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation is classified as a form of Child Abuse in the UK and therefore makes the procedure of it a serious Child Protection issue. FGM is a procedure carried out on young girls between the ages of infancy and 15 years of age.
It is illegal for anyone to perform FGM in the UK or to arrange for a child to be transported to another country for the procedure. The maximum sentence for carrying out FGM or helping it to take place is 14 years in prison.
If you are concerned about a child’s safety or welfare, there are;
Prevent is part of the Government counter-terrorism strategy. It’s designed to tackle the problem of terrorism at its roots, preventing people from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. At Blackheath primary, we promote British values and offer many other opportunities within the whole school curriculum to enable our pupils to challenge extremist views.
The PREVENT leader for our school is Anna McElwee and Deputy PREVENT Leader is Kate Hill. All staff have received WRAP training.
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