The NSPCC state that:
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
Child Protection Policy
Our Child Protection Policy has been written to ensure that all staff are fully informed about their responsibilities in relation to Child Protection, are aware of signs and symptoms which may suggest that a child is coming to harm, the various types of safeguarding issues that we may face as educators of children and who to speak to if they have a concern about a child or member of staff.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Keeping Children Safe in Education is the statutory guidance for safeguarding in schools and colleges. Published in April 2014, it came into force immediately. This document replaces the previous information ‘Safeguarding children and Safer Recruitment’. All of our staff have received training on, read and understood the most up to date (September 2020) version of the document.
CPOMS stands for Child Protection Online Monitoring System and is used by school for monitoring child protection, safeguarding and pastoral and welfare issues. CPOMS provides our safeguarding team with a system to help with the management of child protection, behavioural issues, bullying, special educational needs and domestic issues. Every member of staff across school has an obligation to report any concerns which they may have. CPOMS allows this information to be recorded in a central repository and have relevant people alerted immediately. Senior leaders are able to build a chronology around a student and can produce reports for Case Conference Meetings, Governors and other professionals very easily.
All of our staff receive safeguarding training to ensure that they have a level of understanding appropriate for working in school. This includes basic safeguarding and child protection training, more in depth training on the Keeping Children Safe in Education document and training on the Prevent strategy.
At Caedmon, we work with a variety of agencies to ensure that our pupils have as much information as possible in relation to keeping themselves safe. We have worked closely with the NSPCC, who have delivered assemblies and workshops to a range of children and parents. This year, our Year Six pupils are working with Cleveland Police on a weekly basis in the autumn term, covering topics such as ‘Mental Health’, ‘Anti-Social Behaviour and Consequences’, ‘Conflict Management’ and ‘Refugee and Asylum Seeker Awareness’. Pupils have worked with Barnardo's to cover topics such as healthy relationships, grooming, keeping safe online and safety. Barnardo’s have also provided support to parents, through presence at parent’s consultations. Other agencies such as the Fire Brigade and health services also complete work with a range of children throughout the school year.
We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.
Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.
Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.
This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.
If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.
This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.
This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.
If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.