Safeguarding

At North Nibley, our duty to keep children safe is our top priority.

We publish a page on Staying Safe Online HERE.

 

 See also our page on Early Help

 

We expect all adults working with us, as staff or volunteers, to follow our safeguarding measures.

Our Child Protection Ppolicy and Safeguarding Proceedures can be found on our policy page here – Our Policies.

Upon induction, the following measures (amongst others) are explained and are a condition of support or employment.

ALL ADULTS:

  • including new staff, student teachers, volunteers and governors, will need to prove their identity. DBS and Prohibition checks may also be required, as appropriate to the role. This is a condition of employment or support.
  • Will know the requirement, to comply with our Safeguarding and Child Protection arrangements, Local Authority and school “Codes of conduct”, Confidentiality measures (including GDPR), Equalities legislation and ‘Whistle-blowing’ procedures.
  • Will be given a copy of the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) guidance – which they need to read and sign as ‘understood’.

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  • Will be given a copy of the latest “Safer Working Practices.” – which they need to read and sign as ‘understood’.

Guidance on Safer Working Practices

  • Will receive an introduction to staff and children.
  • Will be told about our ‘lanyard’ system and be offered a tour of the premises (a plan is available online)
  • Will have the fire warning system explained, know what to do if a fire is discovered, the location of fire fighting equipment, means of escape explained, including how locks on doors, and over-rides, are actuated and assembly point after evacuation shown
  • Will be reminded of the importance of keeping fire exits and heaters free from obstruction
  • Will be reminded of General Health and Safety precautions and our Risk Assessments
  • Will have safe systems of work explained, including lone working, lifting, handling, ladder access and the use of portable electrical appliances
  • Will be told about First Aid facilities and the procedures for reporting accidents. First Aiders will be identified.

Appropriate to their role, an adult may receive

  • A copy of the school’s Acceptable Use Policy – which they need to read and sign as ‘understood’.
  • A copy of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ – which they need to read and sign as ‘understood’.

THIS CAN BE FOUND HERE – WORKING TOGETHER 2018

All staff need to be familiar with the 2020 updates – which they need to read and sign as ‘understood’

Working Together 2018 (2020 Updates)

The Prevent-duty

When to call the police – guidance for schools and colleges

  • Will know about the importance of Children Missing From Education

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  • Will gain online access to the school’s policy documents including the policies on; Behaviour, Child Protection, Whistle-Blowing and Confidentiality, Equalities Schemes, Positive Handling (Physical Intervention), KCSiE (parts 1 & 2), SEN and the Church of England’s Statement of Entitlement
  • Will understand the requirement to evidence up-to-date training in Child Protection, Prevent and FGM, as a condition of employment.

 

The following documents are re-read and signed as ‘understood’ on an annual basis –

  • Acceptable Use of Technology
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Children Who Go Missing
  • Early Years Framework
  • Health & Safety
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Prevent Duty
  • Safer Working Practices
  • Staff Code of Conduct
  • Working Together to Keep Children Safe

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT:

THIS WEBPAGE IS PART OF OUR SUITE OF SAFEGAURDING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

IT MUST BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FOLLOWING, MANY OF WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE:  www.northnibley.gloucs.sch.uk

  • Acceptable Use of Technology & Social Media
  • Allegations Management
  • Anti-bullying, anti-hate and anti-radicalisation
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding Procedures (including COVID-19 measures)
  • Children Missing Education
  • Children who go missing during the school day
  • Complaints
  • Confidentiality
  • Curriculum Policies – Computing and E-Safety
  • Curriculum Policies – Drug Education
  • Curriculum Policies – PSHE/Wellbeing
  • Curriculum Policies – PE
  • Curriculum Policies – Relationships and Sex Education
  • Curriculum Policies – Science
  • Curriculum Policies – Collective Worship
  • Educational visits
  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Intimate Care
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (Latest version)
  • Medical Conditions and Support for those Unable to Attend School
  • Offers of Early Help
  • Physical Intervention
  • Remote Teaching and Learning Policy
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safer Recruitment, Staff Selection and Induction
  • Safer Working Practices
  • Separated Parents Policy
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Staff Code of Conduct & Staff Handbook
  • Volunteer Policy and Codes of Conduct
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working Together to Keep Children Safe (Latest version)

“The School will fully engage in multi-agency working, in line with statutory guidance as outlined in the latest versions of “Keeping Children Safe in Education” (KCSIE), “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (Working Together) and local arrangements for child safeguarding in Gloucestershire.  Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.”

List updated March 2022