Safeguarding Statement

The Government paper “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (September 2018) states that ‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone‘s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.’

South End Infant School is committed to its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children, protect them from harm and respond to child abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Everyone employed at South End Infant School has a responsibility to safeguard children and we understand that every child has the right to feel safe and protected at all times and in any situation.

We accept that we have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the pupils in our charge, and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, extra-curricular activities, pastoral care and extended activities.

We hope that both parents and children feel free to talk about any concerns and see school as a safe place to discuss any difficulties.

Our Designated Safeguarding lead is:

Mrs E Ashcroft – Head Teacher

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs S Ireton

Mrs J Tropman

Our Safeguarding Governor is:

Mrs N Manning

Our Safeguarding Policy

Our school policy was modified during COVID lockdown and is currently being updated. As with all schools, we follow the ‘Keeping Safe in Education’ Guidance found here:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Safeguarding Resources

NSPCC – The Pants Rule

Please click on the link below for more information about keeping children aware and safe

NSPCC – The Pants Rule

And/or cick on the image below for the song.

Prevent Strategy

As part of South End Infant School’s on-going safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy.

From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the ‘Prevent Duty for Schools’.

The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. Key members of staff have completed the online training on the Prevent Strategy.

MASH – Out of hours

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns regarding children and young people.

Click the image above to go to the Northamptonshire MASH site.

If you need to contact children’s social care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone our out of hours team on 01604 626938.

An operator will answer the phone and take details of the problem and your contact details. They will then pass this information over to the duty social worker.

For all things ONLINE SAFETY – click the image below to go to our E-Safety page. We are guided by CEOP and NSPCC.