SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT AND POLICIES
Cavendish Primary School is committed to safeguarding every child and ensuring that the safety, health and wellbeing of all is a priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
All school staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection and have accountability in safeguarding all children through a whole school culture of vigilance. Children in our school are aware of the adults they can talk to in school if they have a concern or worry.
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 safety.
Frequent refresher training is completed and the Department for Education’s guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education, adhered to. Any concerns are required to be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Clare Frewer (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Donna Kay (Deputy Head & SENDCo)
Safeguarding Governor: Ms Lucy Dunkerley
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
Staff understand that safeguarding is a shared responsibility. The approach to safer
recruitment is rigorous. Staff and members of the governing body receive regular
safeguarding training. This has ensured that everybody is clear about how to identify and
report any concerns about pupils’ well-being. Leaders work effectively with external
agencies to secure support for pupils and their families. Any agreed actions are followed
up swiftly. Pupils are taught how to stay safe, including when online.
Ofsted, November 2022