Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. It determines the actions that we take to keep children safe and protect them from harm in all aspects of school life. As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils.
The actions that we take to prevent harm; to promote wellbeing; to create safe environments; to educate on rights, respect and responsibilities; to respond to specific issues and vulnerabilities all form part of the safeguarding responsibilities of the school. As such, this overarching policy will link to other policies which will provide more information and greater detail.
Our Safeguarding policy can be found at the bottom of this page.
Pupils know that adults will listen and help with any concerns or worries they may have.
Ofsted - October 2023
As a school we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.
We maintain and attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned.
The purpose of this policy is to provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.
Our Child Protection policy can be found at the bottom of this page.
These policies are reviewed annually and all staff are trained at least annually and more frequently as the need arises.
If you have any safeguarding worries, queries or concerns, please contact the school directly and ask for a member of the safeguarding team
Our Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Family Support Worker
If you have concerns about a member of staff, these should be reported to Ryan O’Hearn. If you have concerns about the Headteacher, these should be reported to the Chair of Governors (Jerry Hughes) J.Hughes@freegrounds-jun.hants.sch.uk
Safeguarding in our Curriculum
NSPCC, Domestic Abuse – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/domestic-abuse/
NSPCC, Protecting Children from Radicalisation – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/dedicated-helplines/protecting-children-from-radicalisation/