'Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.
'Keeping Children Safe in Education'
South Kilvington CE Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including South Kilvington School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. For a full copy of the school's Child Protection Policy, please see the Policies page of this website. A paper copy is also available from the school office on request.
Any concern regarding the welfare of a child must be reported to our Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy. Please speak directly to them or call 01845 523191.
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs A R Whittaker (Headteacher) (refresher training January 2020)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs J Shaw (refresher training January 2020)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs A Collins (qualified January 2020)
Nominated Governor - Mrs J Taylor
School Site Security
We keep our school site safe and secure by:
* Entrance to school - children may arrive for school between 8.45 and 9.00 am all doors of entry are secured at 9 am. Children who arrive after this time must enter the school via the office.
* All visitors to school must provide photographic identity on their first visit and sign in for every whenever they are on the school premises. All visitors must wear a visitor badge. Visitors without a valid DBS or without providing evidence of DBS will be supervised at all times.
Safer Recruitment Procedures
South Kilvington CE Primary School takes safeguarding very seriously. All employees have an enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check, carried out as part of our pre-employment checks. Checks are also undertaken to verify identity, address, qualifications required for the post, right to work in the UK, oversees checks if applicable and reference checks.
All staff at South Kilvington School wear an identity badge with a photograph.
We maintain a Single Central Record of recruitment and vetting checks, along with a training record.
Mrs A R Whittaker (headteacher), Ms S Smith (Admin Assistant) have both completed Safer Recruitment Training.
Mrs J Taylor (Child Protection Governor), Mrs A Hampshire (SEND Governor) and Rev D Simpson have all completed Safer Recruitment Training.
We refresh this every 5 years.
All staff are required to:
* Complete a safety induction on their first day
* Complete a Safeguarding e-learning module and assessment annually
* Complete PREVENT Training
* Attend a staff training day at the beginning of each academic year for the Headteacher to update all members of staff with Safeguarding updates to legislation and pupils within our school.
All Governors are required to:
* Complete a Safeguarding e-learning module and assessment
* Complete PREVENT Training
All staff receive a copy of our Child Protection Policy upon renewal each year. They also receive a copy of the KCSiE Guidance (DfE) and complete a quiz to confirm their understanding of the procedures.
First Aid Training - All staff have completed Emergency First Aid Training and Auto Injector Training.
Mrs Craven, Miss Wilkinson and Mrs Bainbridge have completed Paediatric First Aid Training.
Ms Smith has a Level 3 First Aid at Work qualification.
First Aid certificates are refreshed every three years.
Fire Safety Awareness - Staff have completed Fire Safety Awareness and Working at Heights Training.
Asbestos and Legionella Training as been undertaken by Mrs Whittaker (Headteacher) and Ms Smith (Admin Assistant)
Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between all schools and North Yorkshire Police.
This project has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day.
During the outbreak the school has followed all advice from the Local Authority and DfE to practise social distancing, shield vulnerable staff and pupils and maintain high standards of hygiene, including extensive and frequent hand-washing. The school will reopen to all pupils from 9th September 2020. An addendum to our Child Protection Policy has been adopted which can be viewed on the policy page. Information on the additional measures taken to keep children safe in school are posted on the Parents Page and updated regularly.
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