Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Safeguarding Updates

 

 September 2018 update... Keeping Children Safe in Education

The government guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education, was updated again in September 2018. The main changes and clarifications are as follows:

  • Make sure that induction for new staff includes Part 1 of the guidance
  • Ensure that school holds at least 2 emergency contacts for each child
  • Familiarise staff with the pupil behaviour policy and the school's safeguarding response to children missing education
  • Strengthen identification of DSLs and deputies, along with their role in school
  • Understand that previously Looked After Children remain vulnerable and need special safeguarding consideration
  • Further checks to be made on school governors
  • DSLs should be appointed by governors and should be part of the school's management team
  • Governors must ensure that children are taught about on-line safety
  • Interview panels must contain at least one person who is 'Safer recruitment' trained
  • Data should be treated according to legislation and local policy
  • How to respond to peer-on-peer sexual violence and sexual harassment

This list is not exhaustive and the document should be consulted for more detailed information.

 

September 2016 update... Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Government guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education, was updated in September 2016. All teaching and support staff have received training to develop their understanding of Part 1 of the document: Information for all school and college staff . The current version of the document can be accessed here.

Female Genital Mutilation

Staff have undertaken training on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and are instructed to be alert to the possible signs that a child has been subjected to FGM or is at risk of being abused through FGM. Staff are expected to take timely action in any case where a girl is suspected of being at risk, especially (but not solely) in the run up to the school summer holidays, known as the 'cutting season'. Since October 31st 2015, there has been a mandatory duty on school staff to report FGM.

Prevent Duty

Staff are also trained to be alert to the possibility of children being drawn into terrorism under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The Act places a duty on schools to ensure that staff have the knowledge and confidence to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas which can be used to legitimise terrorism and are shared by terrorist groups. 

Confidentiality

Staff are required to ensure that all information concerning pupils and any matters relating to school are kept confidential and not shared with any third parties. The General Data Protection Regulations came into force from May 2018 and BFPS are GDPR compliant.