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Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Preston Park Primary School is committed to ensuring and promoting the welfare and safety of all our children in school as part of our moral and statutory responsibility.

We believe that children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any child in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

The Head Teacher, Staff and Governors of Preston Park Primary School regard safeguarding as one of our most important priorities. As such, safeguarding is a golden thread which runs through everything we do at school from recruiting staff to keeping the site free from hazards; from teaching and learning to the way we care for all children, particularly the most vulnerable.

If we are successful in our work in this area; children will:

  • Feel safe at Preston Park Primary School and know how to get involved to make it an even greater place to learn.
  • Know and understand the articles form the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;
  • Know how to keep themselves, their teachers and their school friends safe on the outside and safe on the inside;
  • Know how to use the internet safely;
  • Know that they have the right to practice their own religion and the responsibility to ensure that this right is available to all;
  • Understand that British values also include the support of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of others.

If you were to visit our school on any given day you would see, distributed around the walls, several of the articles of the UN Convention. More importantly you would hear children using these articles to help them make decisions.

On any day you might find a class involved in a PSHE (personal, social, health education) lesson, perhaps sitting in a circle, learning through discussion, games and activities how to make and keep healthy relationships. You will meet staff who have been subjected to rigorous checks before they were allowed to teach in our school and who have regular training in safeguarding.

If you were to join the children going out of school on an educational visit you would know that there had been a risk assessment of this trip beforehand and that plans were in place to deal with different contingencies.

Holding all this together is our safeguarding group. This is composed of school staff and governors and members of outside organisations, for example the community police.

We live in a fast changing and exciting world, with many opportunities for our children. Hand in hand with the opportunities go potential dangers. Our task is to work with our parents and community to equip the children that come to Preston Park Primary School with the knowledge and skills they need to take the exciting opportunities, whilst remaining safe.

At Preston Park Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils. If concerned about a child, please contact:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: 
Mrs Georgina Nutton
Mrs Shital Patel

Mrs Rashika Patel

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: 
Mrs Karina Angelou

Mrs Andrea Charalambous

Ms Sharon Dillette
Mrs Koulla Georgiades

Miss Kerry McFarlane

Mrs Carla Dolling

Safeguarding Governor:
Mrs Marie Cusack

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