01249 712387 : Pound Pill
01225 811997 : Broadwood
CORSHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL
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Safeguarding

The Designated Safeguarding Leads at Corsham Primary are:

Mrs Lindsay Fry, Head of School, Pound Pill

Mrs Kerry Parker, Head of School, Broadwood

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads at Corsham Primary are:

Mr James Essam, Deputy Head at Pound Pill

Mrs Sophie Ridout, Deputy Head at Broadwood

Mrs Sally Rymer, Family Support Officer (both sites)

Safeguarding the welfare and well-being of our pupils, and protecting them from harm is our prime concern at Corsham Primary School.

 

Safeguarding encompasses issues such as child protection, pupil health and safety, online safety, bullying/cyber-bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse. These areas have specific policies and guidance, which can be found on this page.

 

Should you have any queries or wish to raise concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Head of School or one of the Senior Leadership Team.

 

Mr Kevin George (Co-Chair) is the Safeguarding Governor for Corsham Primary School. You can contact him through the Clerk to the Governors admin@corsham-pri.wilts.sch.uk  

 

Our safeguarding Policies:


Safeguarding policy

Code of conduct for all Corsham Primary staff and volunteers

Behaviour policy

Anti-Bullying policy

Use of reasonable force and restraint policy

Intimate care policy

Whistleblowing policy

Social networking policy

 

These are all available on our website or from the school offices.

 

Preventing Radicalisation in school

Building resilience in our young people and the promotion of fundamental British values is at the heart of preventing radicalisation. We do this by providing a safe place in which children can discuss issues, and we aim to give them the knowledge and confidence to challenge extremist beliefs and ideologies.

The Prevent duty is carried out under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which legally requires schools to take steps to prevent pupils from being drawn into terrorism. Corsham Primary takes this duty seriously and carries out the four main actions responsibly, namely: risk assessment, working in partnership, staff training and policies. If we assess a child as at risk, we refer to the Channel Programme, which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.

Senior staff have received WRAP training (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent ) and have trained staff to familiarise them with the Prevent Duty. We recognise that we play a vital role in keeping children safe from harm, including from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, and in promoting the welfare of children in our care.

 

What we do if there is a concern

If we have a concern about a particular pupil we will follow the school’s normal safeguarding procedures, including discussing with the school’s designated safeguarding leads, and where deemed necessary, with children’s social care.

We may also contact the local police force or dial 101 (the non-emergency number). They can talk to us in confidence about concerns and help us gain access to support and advice.


Mental Health and Well-being

You may find this guidance from Wiltshire Council Useful if you have any concerns about your child’s mental health and well-being.

 

What’s Worrying You Leaflet http://www.onyourmind.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/oym_whats-worrying-you_leaflet4pp_lores.pdf

 

Healthy Mind Healthy Life leaflet http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/downloads/7835

 

Use of photographic/video images

 

Corsham Primary recognises the benefits of using technology to enhance learning, capture experiences and embrace our ever-changing digital world.  Pupils and members of staff often use digital media to record evidence of activities in and out of school.  These images may then be used in presentations in subsequent lessons or in displays around the school.

 

Images may also be used to celebrate success through their publication in newsletters, on the school website and occasionally in the public media.

 

Corsham Primary complies with GDPR and requests parents/carers’ permission before taking images of pupils.  We will also ensure that when permitted images are published, children cannot be identified by the use of their full names.

 

In accordance with guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Parents and Carers are welcome to take videos and digital images of their own children at school events for their own personal use. To respect everyone’s privacy, and in some cases protect vulnerable individuals, these images should not be published or made publicly available on any social networking sites, nor should parents/carers comment on any activities involving other pupils in the digital / video images. 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation

 

Child Sexual Exploitation.pdf


Reporting procedures should you have any concerns that a child is at risk of harm, being abused or suffering from neglect.

Click for Allegations Against  Adults flowchart here
Click for what to do if you are worried flowchart here

 

Female Genital Mutilation - What to look out for.
please click here for a facts leaflet


Private Fostering - What is it? What are our responsibilities?

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/fostering-private-fostering


Online Safety at Corsham Primary

Acceptable Use E Safety Policy

For NSPCC Share Aware information click here

 

What is Online Safety?

Online Safety can also be called ‘internet safety’, ‘E-safety’ or ‘web-safety’. Online safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (e.g. text messages, gaming devices, email etc.).

 

In practice, online safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security. Online safety in this context is classified into three areas of risk: 

  • Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material 
  • Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users 
  • Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm.

DigiDuck - An E Safety story to share with all the family.


So You Got Naked Online - What should you do if this has happened to you or someone you know?

  • Internet Matters - A comprehensive resource for parents, carers and professionals for all internet safety related queries and questions.