Albourne CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, which are in line with the statutory guidance issued by the DfE - Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2021. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is updated annually, and can be viewed via the Policies section of our website.
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.
- Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) for Child Protection are Ms Fiona Keeling (Headteacher), Mrs Gemma Cragg (Deputy SENCO) and Miss Millie Heard (Senior teacher).
- The Lead Governor for safeguarding is Ms Gill Bradnam.
Prevent (prevention of radicalisation) is a government strategy designed to prevent people becoming involved in terrorists activities, or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. Many of the things we do in school through PSHE and other aspects of social, emotional, spiritual and cultural support ensures our pupils become positive, confident members of society, so contribute to the Prevent strategy.