Safeguarding - Southgate Primary School
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07/08/18

☺️👍 https://t.co/brrYm5R3wq

20/07/18

Have a great summer! 😜 https://t.co/nvguc1jnpa

20/07/18

And that’s a wrap! A huge thank you to each and every parent for their help and support this year. The entire team would like to wish you all a very happy and safe summer! ☀️

20/07/18

SCHOOL FINISHES AT 12.15pm TODAY! Please make sure you are here to collect your child promptly!

20/07/18

REMINDER - Year 6 Leavers Assembly at 9am today!

19/07/18

A reminder that school closes at 12.15pm tomorrow!

17/07/18

Year 6 parents. We’re doing well for time! Expected return time is 7:45. ☺️👍

17/07/18

Year 6 parents. The children have had an amazing day at Kidzania! They’re now enjoying the final experience of the day... a long traffic congested drive home(!) We’ll keep you updated but we can confirm we will be later than 7:30.

17/07/18

A reminder that tmrw we will be having a Great Book Giveaway! Due to a surplus of library books, we are giving away booos tmrw in the hall at 3pm in exchange for a small donation. See you there!

17/07/18

Dear , Thank you so much for allowing our Year 6 children to be the first to try your workshop! The children have had an incredible time making, playing and discovering. Magical memories have indeed been created today. ☺️ https://t.co/Pg6Rj4dF1B

17/07/18

Yr6 have been busy coding this morning on the school switches, designing and coding steering wheels, guitars and cat flaps! https://t.co/3B9lHMoWTL

17/07/18

Thank you for coming to watch! https://t.co/ixvp47b3gT

17/07/18

Very proud of our Year 6 children! https://t.co/tgceQ8aMFZ

17/07/18

Brilliant day had by all yesterday for Year 6!! Cinema screening of the premiere of their movie “The Greatest Yeargroup” followed by lunch and bowling! What a way to end their time with us at Southgate! https://t.co/WdQusZzq92

17/07/18

We had a whole school attendance assembly to celebrate excellent attendance over the term and year. Certificates were given out, extra playtime rewards were given. A special few children who achieved 100% attendance had a film session with some sweet treats & goodies! Well done! https://t.co/B7oZ1Lf1Qa

17/07/18

Whole class mark making keeping Ireland class cool and calm in our last week! https://t.co/1oseTVhXa1

16/07/18

Here we go...The Greatest Yeargroup premiere is about to happen at Cineworld Crawley! The red carpet is laid, we are awaiting the arrival of the mayor!

14/07/18

Oh, and speaking of Monday... All Year 6 children come to school as normal. Parents and carers can meet their children at the Cineworld foyer at approx 10:10 for a 10:30 start. Full uniform please. 😎

14/07/18

What a busy week it’s been! A huge thank you to all parents and carers who came along yesterday and took part in our GLF one year in celebration day 👍 We hope you enjoy the weekend and look forward to seeing you all Monday feeling fresh!

13/07/18

🎵If you go down to the woods today...🎵 Early years are enjoying their Teddy bear picnic with parents and carers 🐻! We have had a wonderful day celebrating being part of the GLF! https://t.co/xxlNn2sGDw

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement and DSL List

At Southgate Primary School, we take safeguarding very seriously. If you have any concerns, please report them to one our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Bondonno 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mrs Barton

  • Miss Cook

  • Mrs Gate

  • Mrs Bangay

  • Mr Broad

 

SSB  Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Robins

 

GLF Schools Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mr Leach

 

Safe School, Safe Staff

We will ensure that:

All members of the governing body understand and fulfil their responsibilities, namely to ensure that:

  • there is a Child Protection policy together with a staff behaviour (code of conduct) policy

  • that GLF Schools operates safer recruitment procedures by ensuring that there is at least one person on every recruitment panel that has completed Safer Recruitment training

  • GLF Schools has procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff and volunteers and to make a referral to the DBS if a person in regulated activity has been dismissed or removed due to safeguarding concerns, or would have had they not resigned.

  • a senior leader in each school has Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) responsibility

  • on appointment, the DSLs undertake interagency training (SSCB Modules 1&2) and also undertake DSL ‘New to Role’ and the ‘Update’ Course every 2 years

  • all other staff have Safeguarding training updated as appropriate

  • any weaknesses in Child Protection are remedied immediately

  • a member of the SSB is nominated to liaise with the LA on Child Protection issues and in the event of an allegation of abuse made against the Headteacher

  • Child Protection policies and procedures are reviewed annually and that the Child Protection policy is available on each school website or by other means

  • the SSB considers how children may be taught about safeguarding. This may be part of a broad and balanced curriculum covering relevant issues through personal social health and economic education (PSHE) and/or for maintained schools through sex and relationship education (SRE).

  • that enhanced DBS checks are in place for all GLF staff and members of the GLF SSB

 

The Lead DSL in each school is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. There will also be at least one Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. These Officers have undertaken the compulsory training delivered through the SSCB (2 days), or by an approved external training provider, and, upon appointment will undertake ‘DSL New to Role’ training followed by biannual updates.

The DSLs who are involved in recruitment will also complete Safer Recruitment Training to be renewed every 5 years

All members of staff and volunteers are provided with child protection awareness information at induction, including in their arrival pack, the school safeguarding statement so that they know who to discuss a concern with.

All members of staff are trained in and receive regular updates in e-safety and reporting concerns.

All other staff have child protection awareness training, updated by the DSL as appropriate, to maintain their understanding of the signs and indicators of abuse.

All members of staff, volunteers, know how to respond to a pupil who discloses abuse.

All parents/carers are made aware of the responsibilities of staff members with regard to child protection procedures through publication of the school’s Child Protection Policy.

Our lettings policy will seek to ensure the suitability of adults working with children on school sites at any time.

Community users organising activities for children are aware of the school’s child protection guidelines and procedures.

Our procedures will be regularly reviewed and up-dated.

The name of the designated members of staff for Child Protection, the Designated Safeguarding Lead, will be clearly advertised in the school, with a statement explaining the school’s role in referring and monitoring cases of suspected abuse. The DSL’s for each school will be listed in the front of the policy.

All new members of staff will be given a copy of the GLF Safeguarding Statement, and child protection policy, with the DSLs’ names clearly displayed for the appropriate school, as part of their induction into the school.

The policy is available publicly both on the GLF website and on each school website. Parents/carers are made aware of this policy and their entitlement to have a copy of it via the school website.


How to contact Children's Services

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, young person or an adult you can contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) responds to initial enquiries about children, young people and adults. The MASH is based in Horsham and combines Children's Service social workers, Adult’s Service social workers, and health and police staff.

- Phone: 01403 229 900 (9 – 5pm)

- Out of hours phone: 0330 222 6664 to speak to our emergency duty

- Email:  mash@westsussex.gcsx.gov.uk, emails are dealt with during normal office hours
 

Prevent Duty

Published by the government in July 2015, the Prevent Duty outlines the expectations placed on schools and other childcare providers to protect children and young people from radicalisation and extremism.

They adjudge extremism to constitute views, attitudes or behaviours which run contrary to core British values such as democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty.

At Southgate Primary, we feel we prepare and protect the children from these dangers by our focus on community. Our values form an important part of this, but so do many of our topics and projects within class and in wider school life.
 

E-Safety

Whilst it is important that the correct technical systems are in place to guarantee that the children are safe whilst using the internet. It is equally important to ensure that the children are taught how to use the internet safely. They must understand how to keep themselves safe. We work with CEOPs to ensure that our children are given the necessary tools to keep themselves safe whilst using the internet.

For further help and advice on keeping children safe on the internet please click on the link to the NSPCC website.