Safeguarding at Crigglestone St James School is given top priority. All adults in our school have a responsibility for Safeguarding Children.
There are four adults in school who have completed safeguarding and child protection training for designated leads. We operate a hierarchy system so that staff are clear who they should make contact with in the first instance. If this person is not in school then they would seek assistance from the second person on the list etc.
The above people complete training every two years. This was last updated on the 14th July 2015.
All staff (teachers, teaching assistants, midday assistants, admin staff and the caretaker) have completed Basic Awareness of Safeguarding Training. Those staff who were not able to attend this training or have joined the school since this date have completed similar training programmes. Staff receive regular safeguarding updates throughout the year via briefings and meetings and complete an online training programme via Safeguard Software annually.
The named Governor for Safeguarding is Mr Gary Hooks.
All staff recruitment panels include at least one person who has completed appropriate 'Safer Recruitment in Education' training. The Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and two governors have completed this training.
All staff in school are required to wear a Crigglestone St James blue lanyard. Visitors must sign in at the school office, where they will be expected to wear a yellow visitor lanyard. The back of the lanyard contains information about who to report child protection concerns to.
All staff, governors, students and volunteers undertake a DBS check and DBS details are kept in a Single Central Record in school. Governors check this record as part of their Safeguarding Governor Challenge morning.
Below is a link to the Young People of Wakefield's Safeguarding Charter. Children and Young People in Wakefield want to feel safe, and as a result they have created their Safeguarding Charter which explains what young people expect of the adults in their community to enable them to feel safe and ensure they feel well cared for.
The Safeguarding Policy (and related policies) form a central part of the Staff Induction process, and all of these policies are reviewed annually.
We believe that it is important to make children and young people aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable, and our curriculum supports children in recognising when their personal safety is being compromised.
We are committed to multi-agency working, in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of the pupils at St James.
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