Building an Ethos of Safeguarding Children
All staff who work with our children are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities. The school's 'Safeguarding Principles and Responsibilities' documents (see below) support staff in following the advice set out in the school's Child Protection Policy, Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016), Working Together to Safeguarding Children (2015) and The Prevent Duty (2015). Staff have annual safeguarding training and safeguarding is a standing agenda item during our staff meetings.
The school has a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL's). The school's headteacher, Mr Andrew Shore is the appointed DSL and in his absence, Mrs Chris Bristow (Deputy), Miss Hogbourne (Senior Teacher), Mr Goodchild and Miss Sired (Team Leaders) are available at all times. All staff know how to report concerns and are aware of the signs of abuse and neglect. All concerns are always addressed and/or investigated. The school works closely with other professionals because we understand that, in order to gain insight into children's needs, a multi agency approach is essential.
Our children are taught how to keep safe as part of the curriculum and during assemblies. At Foxhills Junior School we listen to children and always take swift action to ensure all children are safe.
We have taken the guidance from all documents related to safeguarding children, including 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015' and 'Working together to Safeguard Children 2015' to create our own set of safeguarding principles.
OUR SAFEGUARDING PRINCIPLES
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
We provide a safe environment
We are vigilant about identifying signs of abuse, neglect and vulnerability to radicalisation
We teach children to keep themselves safe, personally and educationally
We promote positive behaviour and relationships