At Little Milton CE Primary School our Governing Body and Staff Team take seriously its responsibility under Section 11 of the Children Act and duties under “Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018” to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements exist within our setting to identify and support those children who are suffering harm or are likely to suffer harm.
We recognise that all our staff and governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.
Our school should provide a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child free from discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.
The Difference between Safeguarding and Child Protection
People sometimes wonder what the difference is between the terms safeguarding and child protection.
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
In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies employ to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This means everything from security of the buildings, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between.
Our DSL (Designated Safeguarding Leads) are:
Hannah Blest (DSL)
James Bell (DSL)
Sarah Smith (Deputy DSL)