Safeguarding or Child Protection at Frittenden
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Governing Body has a duty of care to pupils and all members of the school community. There is a comprehensive Safeguarding policy in place which, along with a policy for Health and Safety and a Prevent strategy, is regularly reviewed by the Governing Body.
Our Child Protection policy can be found on the school website under the Policies section and is also available upon request from the school office.
Our designated members of staff for safeguarding are Ms Nichola Costello, our Headteacher and Mrs Amy Wichall, who is the SENCO, and Rachel Thomas Wells Class teacher. Should you have any concerns about a child, please talk to either of them.
Our governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mr Mark Gosden
Further information about Kent safeguarding procedures are available at http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/protecting-children.
For security reasons all adults visiting the school site must first visit the school office to sign in. Any adult not wearing a visitors badge will be challenged by a member of staff.
The Prevent Duty aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.
In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas. Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different.
Child Protection Policy
Recently Jenny Langley, from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, visited our school to talk to children, parents and staff about emotional wellbeing. It was a very informative day and all of us gained a lot from it. Please find attached here the slides from the parent presentation. As always, if you are worried about a child, not necessarily your own, please do talk to us and we can work together to help.