Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
And “undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.”
Working together to safeguard children (1.18 HM Government 2010)
At Emersons Green Primary School all staff, both teaching and non-teaching, have a responsibility to care for children and to take appropriate action in the case of suspected and reported child abuse. This may involve referrals to Social Services department. There are clearly defined procedures for the management of suspected or reported child abuse and all staff are kept up to date with these procedures.
In addition we ensure that all staff are safe to work with children and have up to date CRB (DBS) checks and that we follow safer recruitment practises.
The welfare of the children is paramount
The school has locks on all external doors. These doors, in the main, are kept locked but are easily opened from inside by children and adults in the event of an emergency. The front door is fitted with a door entry security system. This is to ensure the safety of the children and staff. We have a secure perimeter fence.
Please let us know if there are any changes to the arrangements for picking up children. Sometimes the older children in Years 5 and 6 like to walk home on their own. In this case we will need a letter giving parental permission.
All visitors to the school must sign the visitor’s book on arrival and departure. This book is located in the foyer.
Emersons Green has been designed for walking and not for cars. Please walk to school if at all possible. If you do have to use a car please park legally and have due respect for the local residents’ property.
Parents are not permitted to park on school premises or use the drive as a “drop off” point unless special agreement had been obtained from the headteacher. Sensible parking keeps your child safe.