At Saltburn Learning Campus safeguarding is of paramount importance and part of our ethos. We work in conjunction with the Local Authority to ensure that our provision meets robust standards.
In 2013 Ofsted stated of Saltburn Primary school that “pupils say they feel very safe in school and are confident that that adults act quickly if they have any concerns”. In December 2015 Huntcliff School was described by Ofsted as having “a culture of vigilance and care”.
The Nominated Person for Child Protection (NPCP) in Saltburn Primary is Assistant Headteacher, Ms Ash [Mr Ainscough (Assistant Headteacher at Huntcliff School) as the deputy nominated person]. The Nominated Person for Child Protection (NPCP) in Huntcliff is Mr Ainscough (Ms Ash as the deputy nominated person). The Nominated Governor for Child Protection is Ms Anne Asprey.
The NPCP and the Nominated Governor work in conjunction with our Senior Leadership Team to ensure the safety of all learners.
We recognise our responsibilities for child protection. Our aim is to provide a safe, secure and stable base for learners and help to protect them from harm; their welfare is of paramount importance to everyone at the campus.
We respect our learners; the atmosphere is one that encourages all to do their best, encapsulated in the ethos that we are ‘All Learners Always Learning’. We provide opportunities that enable learners to take and make decisions for themselves. Our ethos promotes a positive, supportive and secure environment and gives learners a sense of being valued.
We recognise that abuse and neglect can result in underachievement. We strive to ensure that all our learners make good educational progress.
Child abuse can take a variety of forms: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse & neglect. When responding to safeguarding concerns raised and disclosures from learners, the needs of the learner are paramount and staff will not automatically share information about the learner with their parents/carers immediately unless it is considered to be in the learner’s best interests. Advice will be sought from Social Care first if necessary.
Non Collection of Primary pupils – we will always endeavour to contact parents / named persons if pupils are not collected at the designated time. If staff are unable to make contact with an appropriate person by the time they are due to leave, they will follow the procedure of contacting the AWO (Attendance Welfare Officer) or Social Care to take responsibility for the pupil.
We have several policies and documents related to safeguarding, which can be found in the ‘Policies and Documents’; these include the Child Protection Policy, and ESafety Policy. We also have further guidance for parents/carers relating to Online Safety, the Prevent Duty and Operation Encompass within this section of Safeguarding.
In line with the new updated version of the government’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016’ document, all relevant school policies have been amended or under review and staff are trained in accordance with the changes. Please click HERE for the link to the full document.
All local safeguarding information and guidance can be find on the following link, including guidance on ‘Private Fostering’: Link to private fostering
The NSPCC offers information and guidance for parents/carers about how to address tricky subjects with their child. A useful link can be found HERE.
Ms Ash & Mr Ainscough can be contacted on the campus telephone number.
Useful publications and updates:
Crest newsletter June 2016
Saltburn Primary Safeguarding News – Nov 2016
Saltburn Primary Safeguarding News – Jan 2017
Campus Safeguarding Update for parents/carers autumn term 2016-17
Campus Safeguarding Update for parents/carers spring term 2016-17