Towcester Road, Swindon,
Wiltshire SN3 4AS

01793 823 057

admin@colebrook-jun.swindon.sch.uk

Mrs Nicola Scully

Colebrook Junior School

Working Together to achieve Success

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. 

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

In order to ensure the safety of all children in our care, we are required to follow the Child Protection Procedures as agreed by the Local Education Authority. We will endeavour to share with parents/guardians any concerns we may have regarding any injuries noted or other specific issues regarding the welfare of their child. We will keep a record of any concerns raised and will share them with the parents/guardians if it is appropriate to do so. When the child moves schools, these records will be transferred to the new school.  We will not keep copies of them.

We do have a duty to refer to Social Care if we suspect a child is at risk of significant harm. If we make a referral to Social Care we will inform the parents/guardians concerned; unless to do so would place the child at increased risk of significant harm. Our first concern will always be the welfare of the child. We will also advise the designated officer of the Local Education Authority that a referral has been made.

At Colebrook Junior School  our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Scully, Head Teacher.

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Mr Morris, Deputy Head Teacher.

The named governor responsible for safeguarding is Chris Hale.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of any child, please speak directly to:

  • one of the named safeguarding leaders above
  • a member of the NSPCC safeguarding helpline on 0808 800 5000
  • a member of Swindon's Family Contact Point on 01793 466903

 

Links for parents

Click on the links below for information and guidance

Online safety information

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Digital Parenting

NSPCC - The Underwear Rule