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Child Protection and Safeguarding Information for Parents/Carers

We ensure children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships, and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.

If you have a concern about the welfare of a child, please contact the school office immediately.

    • Alternatively, please email dsl@taylor.leicester.sch.uk
    • Alternatively, Leicester City Council children's social care can be contacted on 0116 454 1004

 

Taylor Road Primary School is committed to creating a happy and safe environment for our children to learn.

 

This leaflet will help you understand how we keep your children safe by telling you:

 

  • How children can be harmed
  • What we must do to keep you child safe from harm
  • What you must do as a parent/carer to help your child be safe and enjoy school

 

Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

 

Child Protection is an important subject in which all staff receive regular training. Our priority is to work with you but there may be times when we have to involve other people. Everybody has a responsibility to keep all children under the age of 18 safe and our staff take the attitude of ‘it could happen here’.   Name of School has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it may have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral.

 

However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any

concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the best interest of the child.

 

Abuse / Harm is identified in four ways:

 

  • Physical — Is when a child is deliberately hurt or injured
  • Sexual — Is when a child is influenced or forced to take part in a sexual activity. This can be a physical activity or none physical, e.g. being made to look at an inappropriate image.
  • Emotional — Is when a child is made to feel frightened worthless or unloved. It can be by shouting, using threats or making fun of someone. It can also be when children see their parents/carers, or visitors to the home, fighting or using violence
  • Neglect — Is when a child is not being taken care of by their parents/carers. It can be poor hygiene, poor diet, not keeping appointments for additional support, not coming to school or being left home alone

 

It is advised that ALL parents/carers are familiar with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which is available through our website and on request.

 

A child should be able to go to school and feel safe so that they can achieve their very best. Taylor Road Primary School will ensure:

 

  • Anybody who works or volunteers at our school will have had the appropriate checks carried out to ensure that they are safe to work with children and then provided training to identify child abuse and what to do if they are concerned
  • The school has a Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Attwal, who has had extra training to know what to do when a concern is brought to them
  • That we always listen to you and work closely with you if we are concerned about your child but, sometimes, we may not be able to discuss our concern. The school has a safeguarding policy which tells you more about this and when we must speak to the police or children’s services. Please ask us about how you can see a copy of this policy
  • We will help your child to learn about keeping themselves safe. Lessons can include healthy eating, antibullying, esafety, road safety, healthy relationships, drug and alcohol awareness
  • As part of these lessons, your child will be told what to do if they are worried or concerned about their safety

 

What the parents/carers must do

 

Parents/carers are the most important people to keep their children safe. You should always:

 

  • Feel confident to raise concerns about your child
  • Feel confident to raise concerns about the conduct of a staff member/teacher
  • Talk to school if you need help or support
  • Read the school policies about safety issues available on request and on the school’s website
  • Let the school know if your child has a medical condition
  • Let the school know if you have any court orders relating to the safety of your child
  • Let the school know if there is a change in your circumstances such as a house move, a new contact number, a change of name, a change of parental responsibility
  • Who will be dropping off or collecting your child and two other emergency contacts. You must inform the school of any changes to agreed arrangements
  • Let the school know if your child is going to be absent and the reasons why

 

Safeguarding Issues

 

Attendance - Your child's attendance is monitored daily and significant absences are always followed up by the attendance officer. The school has an attendance policy that you should read and understand and at times, you may be asked to produce travel documents if you are taking your child out of school during term time or for other long periods of time.

 

Behaviour - Taylor Road Primary School has clear behaviour rules for the whole school community that must be followed to keep everyone safe and happy. We understand that children do sometimes fall out and this will be dealt with by an adult who will listen to the children involved and help resolve the situation. The school has a Childrens and Parents code of conduct that you should read and understand.

 

Bullying - The school takes all cases of bullying very seriously and will work with children and families to try and resolve any problems. The school has an anti-bullying policy that you should read and understand.

 

Health and Safety - Everyone at Taylor Road Primary School has a responsibility to keep adults and children safe within the school environment. The school has a clear health and safety policy which everyone must follow. The school have fully trained first aiders to deal with any accidents in school.

 

Esafety - The school recognises that technology plays an important role in the education of our children and is committed to safeguarding children in the virtual world.  Parents/carers should be vigilant and ensure that their children are accessing age appropriate social media platforms including the use of video games which are not suitable for the child’s age.  To support parents, the school has esafety information to help keep your children safe both at home and in school, which is available on our schools website and on request.

 

Complaints - If you have any complaints about how the school is working with you or your child please feel confident to speak to us. The Headteacher will always be happy to speak to you to resolve any difficulties.  It is better to speak to us as soon as you have a concern so that it does not become a bigger issue. If you do not feel the matter has been resolved, you can raise your concerns with the Chair of Interim Executive Board.

 

Useful Contacts

Headteacher                                                      Mrs Grant-Thomas

Designated Safeguarding Lead                        Mrs Attwal

Chair of IEB & Safeguarding Lead Governor   Mrs Uprichard     

 

Taylor Road Primary School

Taylor Road, Leicester

LE1 2JP

Telephone number: 01162624597

Website link:     https://www.taylorroadprimary.co.uk/

School’s email:     office@taylor.leicester.sch.uk

DSL’s email:         dsl@taylor.leicester.sch.uk

 

During half term break or summer holidays, if you have a concern about the welfare of a child then in the first instance please call the Leicester City Council children's social care can be contacted on 0116 454 1004 or the Police at 101.

 

Alternatively, you can leave a message on this number 07926032817.

 

 

Below is a link to CEOPs for if you have a concern regarding your child's online activity that you need to report.

 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

 

Useful Links

 

Leicester Safeguarding Children Partnership Board - https://www.lcitylscb.org/

Barnardo's - Barnardo's is a British charity founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866. It was set up to care for vulnerable children and young people. It is the UK's largest children's charity, in terms of charitable expenditure.

Barnardo's CareFree Service - Barnardo's CareFree Young Carers' Service was established in 1996 to offer a wide range of practical and emotional support services to young carers in Leicester and Leicestershire.

CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is the name for NHS-provided services in the United Kingdom for children, generally until school-leaving age, who are having difficulties with their emotional or behavioural well-being.

Child Protection and the Dental Team - The British Dental Association.

Headsmart - Early Diagnosis of Brain Tumours.

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group - Ensuring the best possible health care for Leicester City patients.

Leicester City Council - Public Health - Find out about the health services that are offered in Leicester. As well as information on making informed lifestyle choices to improve your health and wellbeing.

Leicester Partnership NHS Trust - To improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland by providing high quality, integrated physical and mental health care pathways. 

Leicestershire Police - Protecting Our Community. In an emergency always call 999, otherwise call 101.

NSPCC - The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity. It campaigns and works in child protection in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.

Rethinking 'Did Not Attend'. - Nottingham City Council, NHS Nottingham City CCG and the NCSCB have jointly commissioned a video animation. The video animation aims to encourage practitioners to identify children as ‘Was Not Brought’ as opposed to ‘Did Not Attend’, when referring to them not being presented at medical appointments.

University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust - One of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country. It serves the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area.

 

 

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