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‘Safer Schools’

Another year and another successful ‘Safer School Group’ meeting at St Peter’s CE Primary & Nursery School. For many years, Mr Hunter, Miss Russell, school governors and staff have ensured that security/ safety is a priority and it is demonstrated through the school’s solid involvement in the ‘Safer Schools’ initiative. The ‘Safer Schools’ initiative includes reviewing any incidents/issues at a school, ensuring essential security/safety measures are active and finally, considering any potential improvements. Another important aspect of Safer Schools includes involving pupils and parents/carers. St Peter’s CE Primary achieves this involvement through surveys, Safer School Group involvement and newsletter items/feedback. Looking to the future at St Peter’s, an annual Safer School Group meeting is scheduled for 2019 and West Mercia Police attend these meetings whenever possible. Overall, excellent work!

 

Ian Bartlett

Crime Prevention Officer

Shropshire Council

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“Children want to be respected, their views to be heard, to have stable relationships with professionals built on trust and for consistent support provided for their individual needs. This should guide the behaviour of professionals. Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs”. Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015

 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm.  It relates to aspects of school life including:

  • pupils’ health and safety

  • the use of reasonable force

  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions

  • providing first aid

  • educational visits

  • intimate care

  • internet or e-safety

  • appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context.

Child Protection

What to do if you think a child is
being harmed or is at risk

If you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed

then you must contact Children Services and tell them your concerns.

 

It might be you that is being harmed. 

Do not delay, please contact us straight away

-We are here to help you.

 

You can report your concerns online -
NSPCC Website: 
http://www.nspcc.org.uk    

 

The NSPCC have been broadcasting a TV advert to raise awareness of how parents can help their younger children keep safe from child sexual abuse (PANTS).

You can watch it here:

https://youtu.be/nMIKUsZjirA

 

A video from the NSPCC on preventing child sexual abuse is available on the link below:

https://youtu.be/UbtSJCw_lqw


You can also speak to:
Protecting Vulnerable People (West Mercia Police) 0300 333 3000

Shropshire Safeguarding Children's board - http://www.safeguardingshropshireschildren.org.uk/ 

-Initial Contact Team 0345 678 9021
NSPCC 0800 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111  

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