Southwold Primary School fully adopts the safeguarding practices as outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016.
Should you have Safeguarding concerns regarding any pupil at Barnby & North Cove or Southwold Primary Schools, please contact us and speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Officers, as follows, who are trained designated child protection officers.
We also have a Designated Safeguarding Governor, with responsibility for child protection practices at the school.
Our Policies and agreed practices for Safeguarding and child protection, Attendance, Behaviour Management, E-Safety, Health & Safety, Use of ICT, Mobile Phones, Devices, Images & Photography, comply with the recommendations for safeguarding children at school. We have policies to manage potential allegations against staff, Whistleblowing and the Use of Reasonable Force.
You can find these Policies at the following links:
Anti Bullying Policy
Behaviour and Inclusion Policy
Online Safety Policy
Health & Safety Policy
Whistle Blowing Policy
USE OF ICT, MOBILE PHONES, DEVICES, IMAGES & PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY Version 2 – October 2015
Out of Hours Safeguarding
If you are concerned about the welfare of a pupil at our school, direct referrals may be made to
Customer First on 0808 800 4005.
If you are a child and need to talk to someone, you can call 0800 1111
You can also chat with a Childline Counsellor on the following link:-
Childline is FREE and will not show up on yours, or the bill payer’s phone bill.
You can even call if you have no credit on your mobile phone.
No problem is too big or small and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want too.
Childline is there for YOU, call them today on 0800 1111
Online Safety Safeguarding
A child or parent is able to report any online abuse using the CEOP Report button below:-
Our Staff Recruitment Policies and Practices are rigorous and comply with safe recruitment and selection requirements. We require clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before employing any staff and follow a strict Safeguarding induction, including the requirements under the Disqualification Under the Childcare Act 2006. We always pursue identity checks and qualification checks and we take up and scrutinise written references before confirming employment. We extend this requirement to supply teachers, agency staff, and outside club and coaching staff.
Voluntary Helpers are required to read our Safeguarding Induction Pack, complete our Safeguarding in Education Training and Channel General Awareness Training to provide them with the knowledge and information which they need.
The Governing Body is regularly updated about child protection, bullying and safeguarding policies and practices by the Head Teacher and or other members of the Senior Leadership Team, as required.
It is the Responsibility of Every Adult in our schools to ensure that we maintain the highest level of awareness about possible unsafe practices and deal with any issues immediately and appropriately.
Prevent Strategy & Channel Duty
As part of The Kingfisher Schools Federation commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy including the Channel Duty.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It is also designed to ensure that everybody respects the beliefs of others.
Bristish Values within The Consortium MAT
The Kingfisher Schools Federation actively promotes the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. The staff within our schools ensures that principles are actively promoted which: