Christ Church Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Staff and volunteers regularly receive training related to safeguarding and are subject to DBS checks where appropriate.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our child protection policy which can be viewed in the policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. All staff have a legal responsibility to share any safeguarding concerns with the designated safeguarding lead.
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff this must be reported to the headteacher, or the chair of governors if the concern relates to the headteacher. Any allegations will then be passed onto to the local authority designated officer (LADO) who will work with the school to investigate the allegation. At Christ Church Primary School all staff know this process and are committed to it. It is openly discussed at staff meetings and training sessions.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child or the conduct of a member of staff, please report it to the designated safeguarding lead. (DSL)
- Our designated safeguarding lead is Neil McKellar-Turner (Head Teacher)
- Our deputy designated safeguarding lead is Emily Sophocli (Deputy Head)
- Our chair of governors are Nicola Stephens and Rebecca Amesbury
All the above can be contacted through the main school office on 01454 867145.
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be contacted on – 01454 868508
Concerns about a child can be reported directly to South Gloucestershire on – 01454 86 6000
South West Safeguarding Procedures can be found at – www.proceduresonline.com
For further information please see the following policies:
– Whistle Blowing Policy
– Complaints Policy
All of which are found in the Policies area of this website.
Please do not allow your child to play in the school grounds after school hours. Dogs and any other animals are not allowed on school grounds for health and safety reasons. Please take particular care of younger brothers and sisters when you bring them to school.
Children can bring their bikes and scooters to school if they wish and leave them in our bike shelters, but they are not allowed to ride them within the school grounds.