Safeguarding Children

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Children's Safeguarding Board

At Lawley Primary School we want to develop: 

"A culture of listening to children and taking account of their wishes and feelings,
both in individual decisions and the development of new procedures"

What are the benefits?

It enables children to develop the skills to protect themselves from being abused

It gives pupils the vocabulary to protect themselves from abuse

It enables pupils to stand up for their rights

It enables pupils to protect themselves from radicalisation and extremism

Where does it fit in to the National Curriculum?  Spiritual

Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s feelings and values 

Sense of enjoyment and  fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them 

Willingness to reflect on their experiences 

Where does it fit in to the National Curriculum? Moral

Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England 

Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions

Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues 

Where does it fit in to the National Curriculum? Social

Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds 

Willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively 

Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain 

Where does it fit in to the National Curriculum? Cultural

Knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain 

Willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities 

Interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities 

Whilst there are many benefits to the whole project, some discussions and topics will explore children protecting themselves from abuse and will therefore be quite sensitive. The project will identify safeguarding and all kinds of abuse children may encounter. 

The board will explore how children can act and report abuse from the child’s perspective.  

We have no doubt this will be a really positive aspect of pupil voice.