At Stoke Bishop CofE Primary School, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children, their families and carers, has a role to play.
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. We take an ‘it can happen here’ approach where safeguarding is concerned. Everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.
Stoke Bishop Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by:
- The provision of a safe environment in which children and young people can learn;
- Acting on concerns about a child’s welfare immediately;
- Fulfilling our legal responsibilities to identify children who may be in need of early help or who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
All our staff receive regular Safeguarding Training and updates throughout the year. These training sessions are focused around specific areas identified in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ such as Child on Child Harm and Prevent Duty Training.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures
The Safeguarding of our School Community is of the utmost importance. Please read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:
If you have concerns about a child please come and speak to us.
Vickie Melton, Designated Safeguarding Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can contact First Response.
Help and Support
Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to school staff or to the people closest to you. If this is the case, the following websites maybe useful to provide support to you and your family.
Stop abuse together https://stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk/
Domestic Violence https://www.ncdv.org.uk/
The Rainbow Centre (Bereavement) https://directory.childbereavementuk.org/organisation/the-rainbow-centre-for-children-bristol/
Helping and supporting offenders’ children and their families https://www.nicco.org.uk/
Mental Health and Wellbeing https://www.bristol.gov.uk/web/bristol-healthy-schools/topics/mental-health-and-wellbeing
Mental Health and Young People https://youngminds.org.uk/
Children’s Behaviour and Mental Health https://www.happymaps.co.uk/
Safeguarding in the Curriculum
At Stoke Bishop Primary School, we give children the knowledge and skills they need to keep themselves safe. This includes being able to identify risks and know how to access support if needed. We use a PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) programme called ‘Jigsaw’ which contains many safeguarding elements to help children to recognise when they and others are at risk and equips them with the skills, strategies and language they need to take appropriate action.
We are passionate about ensuring our safeguarding curriculum is strengthened through additional provision such as NSPCC assemblies and workshops, visits and talks from NHS professionals, The Bristol Drugs Project and online safety lessons with our Local Policing Team. Please see our curriculum PSHE page for more information on our PSHE and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) provision.
Children have the opportunity to engage in activities that develop their life skills in order to keep safe. These range from swimming lessons (Year 3 – 6), Bike Ability (Years 5 and 6), life skills workshops (Year 6), road safety (EYFS and Year 1).