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
Safeguarding and Wellbeing Committee Information
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:
Last year Vernon Primary School Safeguarding Committee hosted the annual Safeguarding Conference on the 3rdof April 2019. This saw local schools send representatives from their school to take part in a range safeguarding presentations. Our children hosted the event and planned out the day which included talks from guest speakers chosen by our children. The feedback from the event was fantastic and all parties had a great day.
This is something we are really keen for this year's team to be involved in.