The Children's Safeguarding Board Vision

We have identified and selected group of young people from Year 4 upward who will be instrumental in leading on safety within the school, from a child’s point of you. This can range from assessing safe areas in school, writing child-friendly policies relating to child safety to writing specific documents for young people on issues such as keeping safe from abuse, to sexting and protecting children from radicalisation and extremism.

What is the vision?

For all children within the school to feel safe and be able to approach someone if they have a concern.

All children have a right to be safe, but also have a responsibility to risk assess the decisions they make and the consequences of their decisions.

To prepare children for life in modern Britain and be able to keep themselves safe from harm

What is the philosophy?

An adult selected group to represent the school context:

Girls and boys

Pupil Premium Grant representatives

Pupils with Special Educational Needs

Looked after children

Gypsy Romany or Traveller Children

Non-white British children

Children with English as an additional language

What do we want to achieve in the short, medium, long term?

 Short TermMedium Term Long Term 
Select Y4 and Y5 pupils to be part of School Safety Supervisors  Establish a group which has 2 members from each class from Y4-Y6
Children are prepared to deal with events in their
lives and deal with any form of inappropriate
behaviour toward them
New members of SSS will be introduced through an assembly led by the two current members To address homophobia with Y5 and Y6 Pupils have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities in life
Headteacher to share the philosophy of the children’s board with all staff to ensure that they understand the purpose of the board To review the PSHE offer across the school to identify opportunities for addressing domestic abuse, human rights, British values The whole school community are actively preventing young people from becoming involved in any form of abuse or harm. 
Plan for Safer Internet Day, including sessions for staff, parents and children, involving CSOs NSPCC biannually Childline biannually, STAR, Crucial Crew, Career’s advice  
Re-writing the anti-bullying policy for children so that every child is clear about the system
Children to be involved in writing and implementing the new scheme of work
 
PANTS campaign annually

To include pupils in the PREVENT agenda  
For the board to develop an action plan for their work Safeguarding Team to report to the Behaviour and Safety Governors Committee on their work  
Discuss philosophy of the Board with Lunchtime Supervisors Survey parents and children to find out the impact of their work  
  BIG Award to be completed by the Board to evidence the impact of the work  

Who will lead? How will other staff be involved?

Headteacher with PSHE Subject Leader Miss Sharon Evans  

How will children be selected? Which groups will be represented?

Two children from each Y4 and Y5 class - totalling 10 pupils with two current Y6 pupils. Headteacher to select the pupils based on knowledge

What could the whole school be involved in to launch the group?

Assemblies, child friendly resources. Staff awareness through Professional Development 

Key skills and attributes for the group

Ability and understanding that concerns need to be communicated with an adult

Articulate 

Committed to the role

Strategies to be able to support others

Strategic role – planning ahead for areas to work on

Ability to identify key areas in policies

Able to use their own initiative 

Parental support – to enable pupils to discuss issues raised at home

Roles and responsibilities

All members of the board are available to others to support with any worries or concerns at playtime and lunchtimes

To enable new starters to settle well into their new school

Work with all stakeholders to make school a happy place to be

Help others to understand the different types of bullying that can take place in school and outside of school

Develop materials that are child friendly to support others

Develop a calendar of events for them to be involved in – Anti-bullying week, Internet Safety Day, Children in Need, Red Nose Day

Board to be involved in delivering assemblies linked to the Human Rights which have a bullying slant to them

All board members to understand that there is a whistleblowing policy within the school

Board to promote the Building Learning Power attributes across the school to ensure that it is embedded outside the classroom as well as inside

Board to be responsible for monitoring the use of post boxes and sharing this with staff

Devise a system for recording worries/concerns for the youngest children in school

Board to survey the children about how they feel about school