0191 200 6338
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Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

It is imperative that all schools fully recognise the responsibility they have regarding arrangements for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Safeguarding is broader than ‘child protection’. Safeguarding in our school confirms what we do for all children, applies across the whole school and is linked to our overall culture, ethos and the principles we follow in school. Safeguarding in our school is child centred and ensures that at all times we work in the best interests of the child to ensure that school is a safe place for all of our children and young people to be.

Those statutory responsibilities are noted within the following legislation:

Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 states;

  • a local education authority shall make arrangements for ensuring that the functions conferred on them in their capacity as a local education authority are exercised with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • schools and Further Education (FE) institutions/ colleges should give effect to their duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of their pupils.
  • the governing body of a maintained school[1]must make arrangements for ensuring that functions relating to the conduct of the school are exercised with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are pupils at the school
  • an authority or body …must have regard to any guidance given from time to time by the Secretary of State

[1] Maintained school means a community, foundation or voluntary school, a community or foundation special school or a maintained nursery school. The Education Act 2002 does not specifically refer to Academies; however this duty is equally placed onto Academies by subsequent updated legislation.

This legislation makes child[1] protection responsibilities clear and places an obligation on schools to ensure that these responsibilities are met in full.

[1] Child means a person under the age of eighteen.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined in statutory guidance Working Together (2018) as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Keeping Children Safe in Education (Sept 2018) outlines:

Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare is everyone’s responsibility and includes providing a safe environment in which children can learn. Everyone who comes in to contact with children and their families/carers has a role, to play in safeguarding children. All school staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children and prevent escalation. Early Help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges. Approaches should be child centred and consider at all times the best interests of the child

We define Child Protection as what we do for children at risk of significant harm, or who have been significantly harmed and we have separate clear procedures which are understood by ALL in place for this.

Contact Details for Child Protection and Safeguarding

as at: 20th September 2018 (*these details will next be reviewed on the 1st October 2018 to ensure that they remain relevant)

Head TeacherName:Mrs Jill Shaw
Email:Jill.shaw@northtyneside.gov.uk
Telephone(s):0191 2006338
Chair of GovernorsName:Mrs Kath Simmonds
Email:New York.primary@northtyneside.gov.uk
Telephone(s):0191 2006338
Mobile(s):
Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection:Name:Mrs Jill Shaw
Email:Jill.shaw@northtyneside.gov.uk
Telephone(s):0191 2006338
Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection:Name:Mrs Jaqueline Wilbraham (Learning Mentor)
Email:Jacqueline. Wilbraham@northtyneside.gov.uk
Telephone(s):0191 2006338
Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection:Name:Mrs Jade Potter
Email:Jade.potter@newyorkprimaryschool.org
Telephone(s):0191 2006338
Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection:Name:Mrs R Blakey
Email:Rebecca.Blakey@newyorkprimaryschool.org
Telephone(s):0191 200 6338
Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection:Name:Miss R Eiles
Email:Rebecca.Eiles@newyorkprimaryschool.org
Telephone(s):0191 200 6338
Designated Teacher for Looked After ChildrenName:Mrs Jill Shaw
Email:Jill.shaw@northtyneside.gov.uk
Telephone(s):0191 2006338
Designated Officer Ð Local AuthorityName:Sue Burns
Email:Carrie Baron
Telephone(s):-may also be contacted via ÔFront DoorÕ (below)
Mobile(s):
Front DoorTelephone:0345 2000 109
Out of hours: 0191 200 6800
Early Help and Co-ordination TeamTelephone:0191 643 8178
Email:earlyhelpassessments@northtyneside.gcsx.gov.uk
PoliceEmergency and non-emergency number999
or 101, non-emergency number
Prevent DutyDedicated DFE Prevent020 7340 7264

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