At Staverton CE Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Our school is a safe place for children; every adult in our school takes the responsibility for safeguarding our children extremely seriously. We have trained designated safeguarding leaders and a designated safeguarding governor.
We teach the children about personal safety through our curriculum. We have clear guidance for children, teachers and parents to help children to use the internet safely and responsibly (See our E-Safety section.)
Our staff recruitment policies and practices meet safer recruitment requirements. We always pursue identity checks and qualification checks and we take up written references before confirming employment. We require clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before employing any staff, in addition to pursuing ISA list checks; this includes supply teachers and outside club and coaching staff.
Should you have any safeguarding concerns please contact one of our DSL (Designated Safeguarding Leads): Mrs Ruth Nelmes and Mrs Bethany Young. Our Safeguarding / Child Protection policy can be found on our Policies page.
For Northamptonshire County Council, which includes contact details for Northamptonshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) if you have concerns about the safety of a child, please use the followng link: https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/SEND/local-offer/local-government-department/2459-early-help-support-multi-agency-safeguarding-hub-mash-and-child-protection-team
The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children’s Board website has a whole host of useful information for parents. The NSCB’s vision is “Working together to ensure all children and young people grow up in a safe environment.”
Other contacts / links
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or use the link in the sidebar.
Women’s Aid use the link in the sidebar.
Mind: Mental Health Charity or use the link in the sidebar.
Northampton and District Mind: 01604 634310