The safety and welfare of children – or safeguarding – is everybody’s responsibility.
Most children generally enjoy happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case. As a parent, carer, neighbour, member of staff, volunteer or anyone in contact with children and families you may at times have concerns about the welfare of a child. These could be concerns about their development, appearance or behaviour which may indicate signs of abuse or neglect.
Thongsley Fields Primary & Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Mrs S FramptonInclusion Lead (SENCo)firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr David JonesHeadteacherhead@thongsleyfields.org
Mrs S MatthewsLOWER KS2 LEADsmatthews@thongsleyfields.org
Miss P ForsterEYFS Leadpforster@thongsleyfields.org
At Thongsley Fields, we value direct teaching of subjects such as respect for ourselves and others, healthy relationships and keeping safe in a variety of situations. This is a key feature of the school’s proactive and preventative approach to safeguarding.
Our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum includes units on themes and topics such as Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco, Relationships and Sex Education, Personal Safety and Online Safety. Children are encouraged to explore and discuss these issues in a safe environment. Parents and carers are encouraged to get involved in supporting this work by reading information that is sent home, attending workshops and talking to class teachers when questions arise.
We will seek to discuss any concerns with parents and carers, however, in situations where the child is suspected to be at risk of harm, the law says that schools may take advice from other agencies without informing parents or carers.