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Hall Green Infant and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding all of our children and promoting their welfare. We take our responsibility very seriously; we have a duty of care.  

We aim to ensure that we create an ethos where all children feel safe, valued and listened to. We help children to identify what makes them feel safe and teach them how to stay safe through our broad and balanced curriculum.  All of our staff are trained annually in line with Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board guidelines and are trained to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse.

Safeguarding is a key priority in our school and we safeguard children in many ways. The wider safeguarding agenda and is closely linked with the many other policies available on our website and School Office. 

 

Safeguarding is defined as:-

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children's health or development;
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances by accessing services as early as possible.

 

Our School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils/students. We believe that:-

  • All children/young people have the right to be protected from harm;
  • Children/young people need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
  • Children/young people need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
  • All children/young people have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
  • All children/young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
  • All children/young people have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy, healthy, sociable child/young person will achieve better educationally;
  • Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying (including homophobic, bi-phobic, trans-phobic and cyberbullying), exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours;
  • All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.

 

There may be times when we need to call Children’s Services to ask for advice or even make a referral about a child. We ask that you respect our professionalism should we need to do this; in some cases, we may need to do this without seeking parental involvement to help ensure the safety and well-being of a child.

 

If you have any concerns or would like to speak to a member of staff our Designated staff for Safeguarding are as detailed below: Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection: Mrs P Read-Law

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection: Mrs R Ali

Other trained Designated Staff: Headteacher – Mrs J Wood Assistant Headteacher – Mrs J Gadsdon

Chair of Governing Body – Mrs J Davies Nominated Safeguarding Governor – Mr J Hyde.

Alternatively, you can contact directly Children’s Advice and Support Services for the South Birmingham area on 0121 303 1888.

 

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