Safeguarding & Child Protection Support

Should you have any safeguarding concerns please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Ruth Nelmes.  Our Chair of Governors, Mr Brian Irvine is our Safeguarding Governor.  Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found on our Policies page.  

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.

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 Partnership http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/ has a whole host of useful information for parents. 

Useful numbers and contacts: 

If you think a child is at immediate risk of harm, please contact the Police on 999 

If you suspect a child is being harmed please report it to our DSL or Deputy DSL immediately

Alternatively, you can report it to MASH: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 0300 126 7000 

If you would like alternative support or advice these are useful contacts: 

Childline: 0800 1111 

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 

Safeguarding themes and information for parents

How to make safe and healthy journeys when travelling with children:  Advice for parents and families | Brake

Better health - healthier families:  Healthier Families - Home - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

County lines:  https://safeguarding.network/content/safeguarding-resources/child-criminal-exploitation/county-lines/

Support groups and organisations for victims of domestic violence

Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS) www.ndas.co.uk

Local charity that has been operating since 1974. NDAS provide safe refuge for men, women and children fleeing domestic abuse. NDAS also provide a specialist refuge for female victims of abuse that also have drug and alcohol addictions.
NDAS also offer:

  • Group work
  • 12 week intensive support programme for adult victims
  • Drop in services
  • Specialist training for professionals

NDAS can be contacted in a variety of ways:

EVE (formerly NVCFR): www.eveda.org.uk

A registered charity working with survivors of domestic violence and abuse since 1984. We are based in Northampton but take referrals for refuge accommodation from all over the Country. We have been running a Family Refuge in Northamptonshire for over 35 years.
Our Restored Programme helps women who are victims of domestic abuse to rebuild their lives and prepares them for a future. We offer therapeutic group work sessions for women, children and families that help them to identify domestic abuse and to develop the resilience and confidence to change their lives. We also train professionals in a range of topics to help them help victims become survivors.


WEN Women's Aid: www.wenwomensaid.co.uk Online chat www.ndas.co Facebook messenger: www.facebook.com/NorthamptonshireDAS EVE (formerly NVCFR): www.eveda.org.uk A registered charity working with survivors of domestic violence and abuse since 1984. We are based in Northampton but take referrals for refuge accommodation from all over the Country. We have been running a Family Refuge in Northamptonshire for over 35 years. Our Restored Programme helps women who are victims of domestic abuse to rebuild their lives and prepares them for a future. We offer therapeutic group work sessions for women, children and families that help them to identify domestic abuse and to develop the resilience and confidence to change their lives. We also train professionals in a range of topics to help them help victims become survivors. WEN Women's Aid: www.wenwomensaid.co.uk Provides safe, secure and confidential accommodation in three refuges within Northamptonshire for women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence. We also provide an Outreach & Support Service for women who live in their own accommodation. www.thehideout.org.uk Women's Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you. 

www.thehideout.org.uk
Women's Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.
The website has pages aimed directly at children, young people and adults.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247
Immediate information and support for women experiencing domestic violence.
If lines are busy on the Helpline, keep trying. Quieter periods are after 4pm, evenings, nights and weekends. In an emergency, always call the police by dialling 999.
In addition to the Helpline, the Women’s Aid and Refuge website links can provide immediate online support and information for women experiencing domestic violence.

Domestic Abuse Against Men - NHS Choices

Information and help on the NHS Choices website for men who may be experiencing Domestic Abuse.

Northamptonshire Early Help

What is early help? 

Every family goes through challenging times at some point. Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t become big problems. Early help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age. And it’s your choice whether to have it or not.
Why would I want early help?
There are lots of reasons why people look for early help. It could be that you’re worried about your child’s health, development or behaviour, or how they’re doing at school, or perhaps because you are caring for a disabled child. It may be that you’re worried about 
money or housing and how that is affecting your family. Maybe your child or your family is affected by domestic abuse, drugs or alcohol or crime. Perhaps your child is a carer for other people, or maybe you’ve had a bereavement in the family that’s made life a 
real challenge.

You can find out more about early help by clicking the link below:

Early help leaflet for parents and carers

What should I do if I have concerns about a child or family?

1.  Speak with one the safeguarding leads at school. 

2.  Contact Northamptonshire multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH) on 0300 126 7000

3.  Click on the link below for further advice from Northamptonshire MASH

Northamptonshire multi agency safeguarding hub

4.  Speak to the NSPCC:

Help for adults concerned about a child or call 0808 800 5000

Help for children and young people or call 0800 1111

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Remember safeguarding is everyones business.  EVERY child matters.

Online Safety Websites

About Us

Situated in the picturesque village of Staverton, our small village school is a well established and integral part of the local community. We enjoy very secure links with our local church, St. Mary's, and the strong Christian ethos and family feel within our school is shared with all of our visitors. In August 2014, our school became an academy, joining the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust. 

 

Contact Details

Staverton CE Primary School
Glebe Lane,
Staverton, Daventry,
Northamptonshire
NN11 6JF
Tel: 01327 703154

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