Parents report their children feel safe at school. Pupils report they feel safe at school. This is because we have children's safety and well-being as a key priority and have strong safeguarding procedures.
All staff and volunteers are given clear guidance in how to behave and work with children and young adults. They are highly vigilant and report any concerns they have about a child's well-being swiftly. Southbroom Infants School is committed to working in partnership with parents or carers and in most situations we will talk with parents or carers if concerns have been noted and will keep them informed should we feel it is necessary for us to report these concerns to another agency. Children know they can talk about their worries to an adult they trust.
Southbroom Infants School staff are advised to maintain an attitude of 'it could happen here' as far as safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should act in the interest of the child.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding the safety of a child either inside or outside of school, you can contact our designated safeguarding lead teacher who is Mrs Caroline Jackson (Headteacher). In her absence, you can contact the nominated deputy Mrs Carol Martin (Deputy Headteacher). Our safeguarding governor is Mr Colin Carter, who can be contacted via the school office. You can also contact the Wiltshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team directly with any concerns on 0300 456 0108 or 0300 456 0100 (out of hours).
We have safe computer access, with secure filtering and we train children and staff in e-safety. We also provide guidance to parents on e-safety.
Our safeguarding procedures are monitored by the School Governors and by Wiltshire Council.
Southbroom Infants School and the Governing Body fully recognises its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are at risk off or who are suffering harm.
We also follow safer recruitment practices when appointing new staff and volunteers. Our staff and governors regularly undertake training in this area to ensure the welfare and safety of our children remains paramount. We follow the processes and procedures as detailed in the Keeping Children Safe in Education document below to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse or cause harm to children.
We have a Safeguarding Policy that applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school and we all follow the Safer Working Practices document. Please click on the links below to read these documents.