Safeguarding Our Pupils
Keeping our children safe is our number one priority!
Child Protection Statement
Florence Melly Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act, without delay, to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.
At Florence Melly Community Primary School we strongly believe that:
‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (Keeping Children Safe in Education)
We are committed to ensuring the safety of all our children. We have a detailed Child Protection Policy (2021/22) which explains the procedures that the staff must follow in order to protect our children. Please find this policy below:
Our Child Protection Policy follows new statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education. You can access this statutory guidance by clicking below:
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead
Our new Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Baillie. Mr Baillie can be contacted via the school office or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr Baillie is supported by a dedicated team of staff, who will be more than happy to help with any concerns you may have.
Mr J Doyle is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and is suitably trained to deputise in Mr Baillie’s absence. He can be contacted via email at: email@example.com.
Miss M Campbell is the school’s EHAT Lead. She is also trained to deputise for Mr Baillie as Designated Safeguarding Lead. Miss Campbell can be contacted via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs Findell is our SENCO and part of the Safeguarding Team at Florence Melly. Mrs Findell can be contacted via email at: email@example.com.
The link Safeguarding and Prevent governor is: Janet Matthews. Mrs Matthews can be contacted via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our school has also trained five further senior leaders to deputise for Mr Baillie in his absence, such is our commitment to safeguarding our pupils. They are: Mr Leach (our Headteacher and former Designated Safeguarding Lead), Miss Bear, Miss Foley, Miss Byott and Mrs Kane.
Worried or concerned about a child or young person?
If you are worried that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse or, you are worried that a child may be at risk if suffering harm should contact Careline. If you think a child is in immediate danger call for police assistance.
Additional Advice and Guidance
If you require further advice, guidance or information about any safeguarding issue or subject. Please come into school to discuss the matter further.