Our Designated Safeguarding Lead Person in school is Mrs Jacqui Johnson.
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Person is Mr Steven Gatehouse
The School has adopted the definition of the term 'Safeguarding' used in the Children Act 2004.
In summary this is:
· 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
· undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
The School's safeguarding arrangements cover all aspects of life at School, in particular addressing these issues:
· health and safety;
· other harassment and discrimination, including racism;
· physical intervention;
· meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions;
· provision of medical first aid;
· drug and substance abuse;
· off-site visits;
· intimate care;
· internet and communications safety;
· physical security of the School site;
· protection from maltreatment; and
· recruitment and vetting of staff and visitors to the site.
In a world of ever-increasing exposure to streaming media, with cheaper and faster internet connectivity, children today are constantly accessing and creating web content.
At Ashby Fields Primary School we take great care to plan and teach the children how to stay safe in the on-line world and how to use these technologies responsibly.
For your convenience please find the following tips, guides and website links that you may find useful to help you and your children to stay safe whilst using technology on-line.
Bullying - a definition [source: https://www.gov.uk/bullying-at-school/bullying-a-definition]
There is no legal definition of bullying. However, it’s usually defined as behaviour that is:
It takes many forms and can include:
The following websites may provides a helpful point of reference if you feel your child is being bullied.