Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. At Vernon Primary School we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.
The Designated Safeguarding Leaders for Vernon Primary School are Mrs Joanne Carvell and Mrs Kerry Walmsley and the deputy is Mrs Sarah Kiely. Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Pauline Jones.
Every school must have a Child Protection Policy - often referred to as the school's Safeguarding Policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school's work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of your school community:
• Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection.
• Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern.
• Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
• Are aware of the key indictors relating to child abuse
• Fully support the schools commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
Safeguarding and Wellbeing Committee
Here at Vernon Primary School certain Year 5 and 6 children are part of our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Committee. This group meet regularly to discuss safeguarding and wellbeing at our school. The children regularly support their peers in school, this includes supporting children on the playground and also discussing topics in assemblies.
Have a look at our website page for more information: Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team
What happens when you call ChildLine?
This 3 minute video has been created to explain to children what happens when they call ChildLine and the support that is available to them.
We took part in Anti-Bullying Week in November 2020 and on Monday 16th November we held an Odd Sock Day in school. It was a great opportunity to encourage children and staff to express themselves and to celebrate our individuality and what makes us unique.
More information on Anti-Bullying for parents and carers can be found at:
A parent/carers pack can be downloaded in our documents section below.