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Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Forest Glade

Staff and Governors at Forest Glade work hard to safeguard the children in our care.  We encourage the children to be safe and happy and promote this through our curriculum.

We are aware that many children are the victims of different kinds of abuse and neglect and that they can be subjected to social factors that have a negative impact upon their lives – including domestic violence, substance misuse, bullying, mental health and radicalisation. We also acknowledge that safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere and staff should be alert to possible concerns arising.

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr S Paramore

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs T Humphries

 

As a school we work with other agencies to support families and the young people in our care.  Where we cannot help directly, we are always happy to seek advice from other professionals.

 

 

 

These are some useful contacts:

 

Childline

Contacting Childline:

You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

Call us free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online. However you choose to contact us, you're in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.

https://childline.org.uk/

 

NSPCC

Offers some helpful information for parents and carers on a range of issues, such as internet safety, protecting children at home and positive parenting tips.
tel: 0808 800 5000
website: www.nspcc.org.uk

 

Missing Person Helpline

tel: 0500 700 700 (24 hours)

 

National Drugs Helpline

tel: 0800 77 66 00 (24 hour free advice)

 

NHS Direct

tel: 0845 4647
website: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

 

Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE)

Free E learning course for parents and carers on Child Sexual Exploitation aimed at raising awareness, identifying signs and providing advice on what to do if you have concerns. Go to the website at www.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk and follow the simple registration process.

 

Women's Aid Federation

The key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. Support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.
tel: 08457 023 468
website: www.womensaid.org.uk

 

Nottinghamshire MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

0300 500 80 90

If you have a new safeguarding concern about a child you can call the MASH to log this. 

You can also ring them for advice if you are unsure what to do.

 

 

WHAT IS THE PREVENT STRATEGY?

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of extremism including the extreme right wing, violent Islamic groups and other causes.

 

KEY TERMS

  • Extremism – vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values such as democracy, the rule of law and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
  • Ideology – a set of beliefs
  • Terrorism – a violent action against people or property, designed to create fear and advance a political, religious or ideological cause
  • Radicalisation – the process by which a person comes to support extremist behaviour

 

HOW DOES THE PREVENT STRATEGY APPLY TO SCHOOLS?

From July 2015 all schools (and other organisations) have the duty to safeguard pupils from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect pupils from extremist and violent views in the same way we protect them from violence or other types of abuse. Importantly we can provide a safe place to discuss these issues so that pupils can learn to protect themselves. Different schools will apply the Prevent strategy in different ways depending on their context.

 

WHAT ACTIONS HAVE THE SCHOOL TAKEN?

 

RISK ASSESSMENT:

Duty

Action

Who

Staff can demonstrate a general understanding of the risks affecting children and young people

  • All staff have read “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, September 2019.
  • All staff have read the Safeguarding Policy which includes a statement regarding the school’s “Prevent” duty.
  • All staff understand how to record and report concerns regarding risk of radicalisation using CPOMS.

DSL lead

 

All staff

 

 

All staff

Prohibit extremist speakers and events in the school

  • The school exercises due diligence in relation to requests from external speakers and organisations using school premises.
  • The school will request an outline of what a speaker intends to cover if there is any suggestion that it may be of a sensitive nature.

All staff

 

 

All staff

The school is using existing local partnership arrangements in exercising its Prevent duty.

  • All staff record and report concerns on CPOMS.
  • All staff complete online 'Prevent' training.

DSL monitor

 

All staff

Pupils develop “the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society”.

  • Through British Values work in the curriculum, pupils are taught about the diverse national, regional and ethnic identities in the UK and the need for mutual respect.

All staff

 

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