Safeguarding and Child Protection
Lydiard Millicent CE Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website or by following the link below.
If we have safeguarding concerns these will be recorded and held confidentially within the school. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our designated safeguarding lead (DSL) is Mrs Jeanne dos Santos and the deputy DSL is Mrs Carly Luce. We work in partnership with our partner school and DSL, Mrs Laura Gibbard.
Our Nominated Safeguarding governor is Stuart James.
Any action is taken in line with the following legislation/guidance:
* Section 175 Children Act 2002
* Wiltshire Safeguarding Board guidance
* What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (DfE March 2015) – non-statutory advice for practitioners
* Information-sharing :advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services (DfE March 2015)
Keeping safe online is a vital part of safeguarding the pupils at Ridgeway Farm CE Academy. We are currently establishing our e-safety page that will tell parents how they help support the work we do in school in this area and to help teach their children basic online safety at home.
Extremism and Radicalisation
It is vital that staff and parents are aware of the possible danger of extremism and radicalisation of children, predominantly but not solely through online activities. We are committed to supporting parents and pupils to be aware of these dangers. Whole school staff training is carried out annually.
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The Prevent strategy:
- Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views;
- Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support; and
- Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.