At Denmead Junior School we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.
We maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned.
All members of staff are aware of the school’s systems for supporting child safeguarding, including the role of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). Staff, at the earliest opportunity report matters of concern, using in the first instance, the CPOMS recording and reporting system.
In this school the DSL(s) are: Mrs Laura Brookes (DSL) and Mrs Jo Marks and Mrs Lorraine Connett (DDSL).
Staff have a professional duty to report concerns about the welfare of a child. Any such concerns will be raised without delay to the school’s DSL in the first instance or to the Headteacher (or senior teacher on duty in his absence) if the DSL cannot be located. In the event that none of the above are available the Hampshire County Council’s Safeguarding team would be contacted and /or Hampshire’s Children’s Services via the online referral system. There would be no delay in reporting a concern if there is risk of immediate serious harm to a child.
Staff are familiar with the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policies, along with the Keeping Children Safe in Education policy. All staff receive appropriate child protection training and are provided with guidance on safeguarding as part of their induction to the school.
Please find here information about Safeguarding and resources to support this.
Safeguarding and Child Protection:
Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency
Keeping Safe Online:
Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - for support for parents and carers from the NSPCC
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
South West Grid for Learning Online Safety Pamphlet - advice for parents and carers
Other Useful Contact Details:
Organisations offering advice and support for families including mental health, family life, worried about a child, online safety.
Childline online, on the phone, anytime
Helpline: 0800 1111
CAMHs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
Helpline: 0808 800 2222