Cherry Fields Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and Procedures in place which can be viewed on our Key Informartion and Policies page. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and School Standards Board members) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.
Sometimes, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about student welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about students are discussed with his or her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the student’s welfare.
Our Dedicated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)
DSL: Claire Robertson
Deputy DSLs: Hannah McKenzie-Blyth. Lindsey Beattie, Katy Raby
Safeguarding SSB Member: Fiona Jarman (acting)
You can also contact:
To report an allegation against a person in a position of trust, please contact the LADO and Schools safeguarding team
Schools Safeguarding Team: 01865 810603
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern and any observations or conversations that you may have heard and report this to one of the safeguarding leads as soon as possible that day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 0845 0507 666
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
If you have concerns regarding e-safety please follow this link: http://www.oscb.org.uk/e-safety/
Keeping Children Safe in Education
The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of the statutory safeguarding and child protection guidance for schools in England, Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE)
At the bottom of this page you can find a useful document from the NSPCC outlining key changes to this document for the 2022-23 academic year. These changes include:
- incorporating the DfE’s advice on Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges
- setting out the safeguarding implications for schools of human rights and equality legislation
- providing more information on managing low level concerns
- reinforcing the importance of talking to parents about children’s access to online sites when away from school.