The welfare of the children is paramount.
The safety and wellbeing of the children is the most important responsibility of the school. Emersons Green Primary School recognises its responsibility to care for children and take appropriate action in case of suspected or reported child abuse.
Key systems for ensuring children are kept safe:
Who can I talk to?
The school has a designated senior staff member responsible for co-ordinated action in cases of child protection both within and outside of the school.
The designated child protection lead is:
Mr Karl Hemmings (Headteacher)
All staff, parents and visitors are to be aware of this person’s name and report concerns to him.
In the absence of the Head, the deputy designated child protection lead is:
Mr Adam Rider (Deputy Headteacher)
In the absence of the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, the most senior member of staff assumes this role.
There is a governor who oversees and monitors Safeguarding in the school:
Mrs Fern Jameson
The school will ensure there is a clear system of communication for channelling concerns and that there are no barriers to this communication.
All staff will read and follow Keeping Children Safe in Education document (2016). In addition, the school follows the guidelines set out by the South Gloucestershire Children’s board – http://sites.southglos.gov.uk/safeguarding/