Safeguarding

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for your child.

Safeguarding

What it looks like at Tiptoe School

Policies :- 

All policies regularly reviewed by Governors within statutory guidelines

Staff (including volunteers):-

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead appointed & deputy – all matters to be referred through them. In their absence there is an emergency number on staff board.
  • Induction for all new staff, volunteers & governors
  • All adults in school DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checked & disqualification forms held
  • All staff given Dept. For Education “Keeping Children Safe in Education “
  • Single Check Register held & maintained
  • Annual safeguarding audit completed by senior leadership team (SLT) & verified by governors & action plan devised
  • Governors undertake spot checks of staff
  • Understanding of Prevent – the government’s counter-terrorist strategy which aims to reduce risk faced from radicalisation by stopping people becoming radicalised or supporting terrorism. This strategy promotes collaboration and co-operation among organisations, in order to provide support to vulnerable individuals.

Training:-

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – JP & LM trained (& refresh diarised)
  • Prevent Training – JP completed & disseminated to staff
  • Whole school safeguarding training held every 3 years
  • Annual in- house whole school safeguarding training held
  • Trained Designated Teacher – Looked After Child( LAC) – LM
  • Health & Safety – all training current (diarised for refreshers)

 

Health & Safety:-

  • Risk Assessments completed & diarised for review
  • Termly health & safety inspections held with staff & governors & action plan devised
  • Annual ROSPA check
  • Annual PAT (portable applicance testing) testing & equipmemt check
  • School Building security – all visitors must access via office
  • Comprehensive trips & journeys pack – office ensure all relevant documentation is held before trip leaves site

Pupils:-

  • Comprehensive child protection records held securely by Headteacher with summary of recent actions
  • Safeguarding at home time pack for each class – details of adults allowed to collect child/court orders/clubs
  • Intimate Care Plans – held & agreed by parents
  • Emotional support – Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) /Theraputic story writing/Talk & draw/Circle time etc – lots of opportunities for children to talk
  • Taxi procedure
  • All relevant safeguarding documentation forwarded to new setting when child transfers

Good links with external agencies eg Clifford Centre/ Early Help Hub/ Parent Support (school partially funds this)

 

Safeguarding Poster for Parents