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Evenlode Primary School

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Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding? 

Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children. Every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

 

Cardiff and the Vale Regional Safeguarding Children Board (RSCB)  

The Regional Safeguarding Children Board (RSCB) is a Multi-Agency Partnership that has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people throughout Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.  The website is designed to help agencies, organisations and individuals working with children, including families and parents as well as members of the wider community, to help keep our children and young people safe.

This website provides information, advice and guidance

Reporting concerns - Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Regional Safeguarding Board (cardiffandvalersb.co.uk)   

Organisations working to safeguard children

There are a number of organisations, networks and support groups working within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan that can offer help and advice. Some of these are listed on the link below.

Helpful organisations - Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Regional Safeguarding Board (cardiffandvalersb.co.uk)

 

Childline - 0800 11 11

NSPCC Helpline - 0808 800 5000

If a child is in immediate danger, call the emergency services using 999.

 

Prevent Duty

The Prevent Duty aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.

 

In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas.  Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different.  

Counter Terrorism and Prevent - WLGA

Our Safeguarding Team in school. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP)  is Mrs Ruth Foster, our Head Teacher. We also have Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers (DDSPs). These are Miss Kirsty Mainwaring  and Mrs Rebecca Shields,   Deputy Headteachers and Mrs Joanne Roberts, Assistant Headteacher.  Mrs Emma Thomas, our ALNCo. At Nursery, Miss Sian Nugent is a DDSP. Our Governor with Safeguarding responsibility is Mrs Annie Williams- Brunt, our Chair of Governors.

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