We recognise that Newport CE Primary School has a clear duty (upheld by law) to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our children; and that only children free from physical and emotional harm will be able to realise their full potential and entitlement.
All members of the school community aim to establish and maintain a safe and stimulating environment where children can feel secure; are safe from physical harm; are encouraged to talk to adults they can trust; and are listened to.
Through training, all staff are able to recognise the signs of abuse and understand their responsibilities when a child may be at risk of harm. Training of all staff is updated regularly in line with national guidelines.
All staff are responsible for recording and passing on any concerns which are collected and reviewed by the designated staff, who in turn ensure that children generating concerns are monitored and where necessary, that concerns are passed on to the appropriate social care agencies. We also commit to working in partnership with external agencies in order to support and protect children.
In line with the 'Safer Recruitment' guidance, all staff and governors, including volunteers who have access to children, in our school have been carefully selected and screened and all have had DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks. Should allegations be made against members of staff we will follow Local Authority guidance in dealing with them. This guidance ensures that the safety of the child is paramount.
If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding, our designated teacher for safeguarding is Ms Kirsty Wallace. The members of the Governing Body with responsibility for safeguarding are Mrs Kathy Pugh and Mr Andy McDonald - all three can be contacted via the school office.
Please click on the links below to read our policies and DfE guidance related to safeguarding:
Local Safeguarding Children Boards co-ordinate and ensure the effectiveness of their member agencies in safeguarding children. Click the link below to access the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board (IOWSCB) website.