Turves Green Primary School is committed to the highest possible standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.
Our school will support all children by:
- Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
- Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
- Effectively tackling bullying and harassment
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.
At Turves Green Primary School in order to protect our children, we aim to:
- Create an atmosphere where all children can feel secure, valued and listened to
- Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
- Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure either intentionally or unintentionally you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.
Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mrs D Holland – Head of School (Lead DSL)
Mrs L Belcher – Pastoral Manager (Deputy DSL)
Mrs Harker-Daniels - Deputy Headteacher (DSL)
Mrs Trigg - Deputy Headteacher (DSL)
Ms Foster-Clee - Assistant Headteacher (DSL)
Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that:
- Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse.
- They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised.
- They should involve the Designated Senior Person immediately.
- Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.
The documents below will give you further information about Keeping Children Safe in School. There is also a Young Person's Guide to Safeguarding which we hope you will find useful.
The Freedom Project provides support for families who have been victims of domestic violence. The leaflet below will give you further information.
Medicines in School
The only medicine administrated on a regular basis in school is for children with Asthma. The inhaler should be clearly marked with your child's name, class and instructions for use. Remember to collect and wash spacers on a regular basis.
If your child suffers from an allergic reaction, an epipen should be kept on site. We have an emergency epipen on site, which we may use in an emergency.
The school will only administer life saving medication.