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Safeguarding

 

If you have a concern about a child outside of school, or are having difficulty in managing your own child, you can ring Somerset Direct on:

0300 123 2224

 

At Rockwell Green CofE Primary School, the safeguarding of children is paramount. All adults in this school are responsible for the safety, well being and pastoral support of pupils. We encourage children and adults to share any concerns or issues and operate a robust approach to dealing with all concerns. If you have concerns, please speak to us.

 

Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mike Berrisford

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: David Adfield

Pre-School Manager: Sandra Mackie

SENDCo: Fiona Robinson

Designated Safeguarding Governor: Emma Clements

 

Covid-19 Safeguarding Information

 

If you have any safeguarding concerns over this period of time then please do one of the following: 
 

  •  Contact Somerset Direct on 0300 1232224 

 
If you would like advice from the school then please either: 
 
1) Email the school email address: rockwellgreen@educ.somerset.gov.uk 
 
2) Ring: 07543 681335 or 07543 681324 
 
Mr Adfield or Mr Berrisford will try to support and respond as soon as possible.  
 
Alternatively you can: 
 

  • Contact Helena Power, our school Chaplain, who is always a wonderful support on 07914 562101 

 
or 
 

  •  Carolyn Grout (Somerset Village and Community Agent)  Carolyn is able to access a range of services and can signpost parent/carers to support when needed

What is Safeguarding?

 

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

Visiting or joining our school

 

The school gates are kept locked during the school day, and all visitors have to be let in electronically whereupon they are asked to sign in at Reception. Please be mindful that for everybody's safety, identification will be carried out where necessary.

 

All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school. At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.

 

E-Safety

 

Lots of useful websites about e-safety: 

Domestic Abuse

 

When people think of domestic abuse they often focus on domestic violence.  But domestic abuse includes any attempt by one person in an intimate relationship or marriage to dominate and control the other.  Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you.  An abuser doesn't "play fair".  An abuser uses fear, guilt, shame and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under their thumb.

 

If you feel you are in an abusive relationship , further advice and signs of abuse can be found here:

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/domestic-violence-and-abuse.htm

There is also a support hotline at: http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

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