Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. At Vernon Primary School we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.
The Designated Safeguarding Leaders for Vernon Primary School are Mrs Joanne Carvell and Miss Karen Wood and the deputy is Mrs Sarah Kiely. Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Pauline Jones.
Every school must have a Child Protection Policy - often referred to as the school's Safeguarding Policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school's work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of your school community:
• Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection.
• Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern.
• Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
• Are aware of the key indictors relating to child abuse
• Fully support the schools commitment to safeguarding and child protection.