Crabtree Infants School takes very seriously its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils.
Every School has a Designated Safeguarding Lead as specified in the Children Act 2004.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Soli Vela (Deputy Headteacher) and Emma Simmons (Executive Headteacher).
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads is Mrs Bath (SENDco).
Our Designated Governor for Safeguarding is Scott Berney
This is the statutory guidance for schools and colleges (Sept 2021).
How to Report Safeguarding Concerns
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child, you must report them.
If you believe the child is in immediate danger, don’t delay. Call the police on 999 straight away.
Under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, you must call the police if you’re informed that a girl under 18 has undergone FGM.
You can also report concerns in the following ways:
Contact NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. They will then pass the concern onto the local child protection team who will investigate it.
Report your concern directly to your local authority child protection team. You can find your local team here.
Report it to your Designated Safeguarding Lead (If you are the DSO, choose one of the above two steps).
Call the NSPCC’s Whistleblowing advice line on 0800 028 0285 or email them on email@example.com. They offer free advice and support to anyone who’s concerned about how child protection issues are handled in an organisation.
Prevent duty is about keeping people and communities safe from the threat of terrorism.
All school staff have received Prevent training, which teaches them how to spot the signs that a child or young person may be at risk of radicalisation – religious or political – and what to do if they suspect this from a student.
In an attempt to combat radicalisation, British values are taught to kids in UK schools. This is because, as stated within the Prevent Duty Strategy, Terrorism is defined as "vocal or active opposition to fundamental British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs."
Preventing extremism in schools and children's services
Telephone: 020 7340 7264
As a school we must ask anyone we hire to provide a Disclosure Barring Service Check (DBS) to ensure they’re safe to work with children. This is the minimum requirement, and we ask teachers for a new check every 3-5 years. All staff must undergo safeguarding training during their induction.
Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE)
What is it?
Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) is the Department for Education’s (DfE’) statutory safeguarding guidance for schools and colleges in England.
The latest document can be found here.
Updated COVID-19 Guidance can be found here.
Bullying can happen anywhere at any time, such as directly in there classroom or anonymously online. It can have damaging effects on a child’s confidence and, frighteningly, has even pushed children to suicide. Bullying becomes a child protection issue where there is ‘reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.’
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). FGM is an illegal practice in the UK.
More information can be found here.
We offer children a safe and respectful classroom environment, where they have an opportunity to reflect on how an individual’s behaviour, attitudes and biases can affect others and teach them how to recognise and challenge prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination.
Show Racism the Red Card are a fantastic anti-racism educational charity who come into our school every year to help educate our staff and children.
Show Racism the Red Card works in schools and other educational settings throughout the UK to offer a whole range of educational training, workshops, resources and activities, all designed to educate young people and adults about the causes and the consequences of racism.