Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection, and children are made aware that they can talk to staff members if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed on the policy page of our website.
On rare occasions we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility
Mrs K McGrath-Wells
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr W Akast
Named Safeguarding Governor
Mrs J Addis
Chair of Governors
The Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Professional Helpline number is: 0345 606 1499
Customer First can be contacted via webchat or by telephone: 0808 800 4005
Please see the document Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 for further information.
Please see the document Stoke by Nayland Child Protection & Safeguarding for our school policy.
Photographs and Videos
Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc.