All staff. All staff will read and understand part 1 and annex B of the Department for Education’s statutory safeguarding guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education, and review this guidance at least annually.All staff will sign a declaration at the beginning of each academic year to say that they have reviewed the guidance.All staff will be aware of:Our systems which support safeguarding, including this child protection and safeguarding policy, the staff behaviour policy, the role and identity of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and deputies, the behaviour policy, the online safety policy and the safeguarding response to children who go missing from education The early help process (sometimes known as the common assessment framework) and their role in it, including identifying emerging problems, liaising with the DSL, and sharing information with other professionals to support early identification and assessmentThe process for making referrals to local authority children’s social care and for statutory assessments that may follow a referral, including the role they might be expected to play What to do if they identify a safeguarding issue or a child tells them they are being abused or neglected, including specific issues such as FGM, and how to maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality while liaising with relevant professionalsThe signs of different types of abuse and neglect, as well as specific safeguarding issues, such as peer-on- peer abuse, child sexual exploitation (CSE), child criminal exploitation (CCE), indicators of being at risk from or involved with serious violent crime, FGM and radicalisationThe importance of reassuring victims that they are being taken seriously and that they will be supported and kept safeSection 15 and appendix 4 of this policy outline in more detail how staff are supported to do this.
All staff. All staff members will undertake safeguarding and child protection training at induction, including on whistle- blowing procedures, to ensure they understand the school’s safeguarding systems and their responsibilities, and can identify signs of possible abuse or neglect. This training will be regularly updated and will be in line with advice from the 3 safeguarding partners.All staff will have training on the government’s anti-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, to enable them to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas.Staff will also receive regular safeguarding and child protection updates (for example, through emails, e- bulletins and staff meetings) as required, but at least annually.Volunteers will receive appropriate training, if applicable.
All staff. Staff are responsible for:• Collecting, storing and processing any personal data in accordance with this policy• Informing the school of any changes to their personal data, such as a change of address• Contacting the DPO in the following circumstances:o With any questions about the operation of this policy, data protection law, retaining personal data or keeping personal data secureo If they have any concerns that this policy is not being followedo If they are unsure whether or not they have a lawful basis to use personal data in a particular wayo If they need to rely on or capture consent, draft a privacy notice, deal with data protection rights invoked by an individual, or transfer personal data outside the European Economic Areao If there has been a data breacho Whenever they are engaging in a new activity that may affect the privacy rights of individualso If they need help with any contracts or sharing personal data with third parties
All staff. Staff play a particularly important role because they are in a position to identify concerns in order to provide help for children. All staff;have a responsibility to provide a safe environment, where children can learn; will be trained so that they know what to do if a child tells them that he/she is being abused or neglected, including specific issues such as FGM, and how to maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality while liaising with relevant professionals;will be able to identify indicators of abuse and neglect; will be made aware of systems in the school/college that support safeguarding and child protection; will be made aware of safeguarding issues that put children at risk of harm and behaviours associated with these risks;should ensure that they know what to do if a child makes a disclosure of abuse and never promise confidentiality when a child makes a disclosure; will be made aware of and should be clear on the school’s or college’s policy and procedures with regards to child on child abuse and the important role they have to play in preventing it and responding where they believe a child may be at risk from it;will be made aware of the early help process and understand their role in it; should be prepared to identify children who may benefit from early help and will discuss early help requirements with the safeguarding lead in the first instance; may be required to support social workers and other agencies following a referral; will be made aware of the process for making referrals to Children’s Social Care (though the MASH), understand statutory assessments and the role that they may be expected to play in such assessments; should be prepared to make referrals to the MASH if they have concerns about a child’s welfare and understand the role that they may be expected to play in such assessments; will receive regularly updated safeguarding and child protection training to cover all of the above, as well as online safety; will receive safeguarding updates throughout the year as part of continuous professional development; will be encouraged to contribute to the development of safeguarding policy and practice; should always seek advice from the Designated Safeguarding Lead if they are unsure; and all teachers should safeguard children’s wellbeing and maintain public trust in the teaching profession as part of their professional duties (Teaching Standards, 2012).Reinforce the importance of online safety when communicating with parents. This...
All staff. All members of staff are accountable for maintaining risk awareness, identifying and reporting risks as appropriate to their line manager. In addition, they will ensure that they familiarise themselves and comply with all the relevant risk management strategies and procedures for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and attend/complete risk management training as appropriate. They will:▪ accept personal responsibility for maintaining a safe environment, which includes being aware of their duty under legislation to take reasonable care of their own safety and all others that may be affected by the health board’s business;▪ report all incidents/accidents and near misses;▪ comply with the health board’s incident and near miss reporting procedures;▪ be responsible for attending mandatory and relevant education and training events;▪ participate in the risk management system, including the risk assessments within their area of work and the notification to their line manager of any perceived risk which may not have been assessed; and▪ be aware of the health board’s Risk Management and Board Assurance Framework and processes and the local strategy and procedures and comply with them.
All staff should be aware that children may not feel ready or know how to tell someone that they are being abused, exploited, or neglected, and/or they may not recognise their experiences as harmful. For example, children may feel embarrassed, humiliated, or are being threatened. This could be due to their vulnerability, disability and/or sexual orientation or language barriers. This should not prevent staff from having a professional curiosity and speaking to the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) if they 7 Detailed information on statutory assessments can be found in Chapter 1 of Working Together to Safeguard Childrenhave concerns about a child. It is also important that staff determine how best to build trusted relationships with children and young people which facilitate communication. What school and college staff should look out forEarly help
All staff. All College staff have a responsibility to provide a safe learning environment in which our children can learn. Any child may benefit from early help and all staff members are aware of the local early help process and our role in it. They are aware of signs of abuse and neglect so they can identify children who may need help or protection. All staff are aware of and follow College processes (as set out in this policy) and are aware of how to make a referral to Social Care if there is a need to do so. If staff have any concerns about a child’s welfare, they must act on them immediately and speak with the DSL or DDSL – they do not assume that others have taken action.
All staff. It is the responsibility of every member of staff, including Trustees, governors, volunteers, temporary staff and regular visitors to the Academy to ensure that they carry out the requirements of this policy and, at all times, work in a way that will safeguard and promote the welfare of all of the students at the Academy. This includes the responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children and young people can learn. All staff are expected to: • Read Part One and Annex B of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021, confirm they understand and can apply the principles in everyday practice. • Read Part Five of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021: Child on child sexual violence and sexual harassment. • Read the updated Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, confirm they understand and can apply the principles in everyday practice. • Complete training, including Educare online modules, as directed by the DSL; this includes further child protection training, online safety and PREVENT training. • Receive and understand child protection and safeguarding updates which are delivered through a variety of mediums. • Maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ and act in the best interests of children. All staff will be aware of: • Wider policies which support the Child Protection and Safeguarding which include, but are not limited to: - The Attendance Policy - The Behaviour Policy - The Anti-Bullying Policy - The E-Safety Policy - The Looked After and Previously Looked After Children Policy • The identity of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Deputy Safeguarding Leads. • The role of Early Help and being able to identify when children might benefit from intervention. • Their role in pro-actively identifying emerging problems, knowing the procedures for reporting concerns and doing so promptly, and liaising with the safeguarding team in school and/or other professionals if required. • How to refer concerns to the Local Authority Children’s Social Care and/or Police if a situation is deemed urgent, with the risk of serious harm to a child, and a member of the safeguarding team cannot be located, and informing the DSL of these actions in retrospect. • What to do if a child discloses they are being abused, neglected and/or exploited and of their statutory duty in respect of FGM. • How to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality when dealing with children at risk of or suffering harm. • The signs of different types of abuse and neglect as...