The Children's Safeguarding Team Vision
We have identified and selected group of young people from Year 5 and 6 who will be instrumental in leading on safety within the school, from a child’s point of view. This can range from assessing safe areas in school, ensuring other children feel safe in school and know who to talk to about their worries. To take their role seriously and follow the rules of our school and be good role models. Also to help the children in our school make good choices about keeping themselves safe.
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 impact of our safeguarding team?
Pupils expressed their concerns regarding road safety outside school at busy school times. As a result we now have a pedestrian crossing. Please view the video below to see their success.
What is the philosophy?
An adult selected group to represent the school context:
Girls and boys
Pupil Premium Grant representatives
Non-white British children
Children with English as an additional language
What do we want to achieve in the short, medium, long term?
|Select Y5 and Y6 pupils to be part of School Safeguarding Team.
||Establish a group which has minimum 2 members from each class from Y5-Y6
||Children are prepared to deal with events in their
lives and deal with any form of inappropriate
behaviour toward them
|New members of SST will be introduced through an assembly.
||Children to plan delivery of the assembly.
||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 British values.
||The whole school community are actively preventing young people from becoming involved in any form of abuse or harm.
|Deliver an assembly to whole school describing their roles and responsibilities
||NSPCC biannually Childline biannually, STAR, Crucial Crew, Career’s advice
|Create a children's safeguarding leaflet.
Children to distribute to whole school and to be freely available from reception and for new starters.
|PANTS campaign annually
|For the team to develop an action plan for their work
||Safeguarding Team to report to the headteacher and the DSL's on their work
|Discuss philosophy of the team with Lunchtime Supervisors
||Survey parents and children to find out the impact of their work
||BIG Award to be completed by the Team to evidence the impact of the work
Who will lead? How will other staff be involved?
Mrs Robinson (Pupil and Family Support Officer) and Miss I Wolf (PSHE Co-Ordinator)
How will children be selected? Which groups will be represented?
A minimum of two children from each Y5 and Y6 class. Children will be selected on interest in being involved and maturity of handling a sensitive subject.
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
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
To help keep all children in our school feeling safe.
For children in school to know who they can talk to about their worries.
To be approachable kind and friendly.
To help children in our school keep themselves safe from harm.
To take their role seriously and follow the rules of our school as good role models.
Identify safe areas within school.
Create a leaflet for our school about the role of the team to give to children.
To help children in our school to make good choices about keeping safe.
Deliver whole school assemblies to promote safeguarding in school.