Safeguarding

The staff at St Nicolas CofE Primary School take seriously their responsibility under Section 157 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.

Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, action will be taken to protect that child. Action will also be taken to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.

We do this by providing a safe environment for children to learn and play, identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at school and at home.

In order to achieve this, we have systems in place which are designed to:

  • prevent unsuitable people working with children;
  • promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice;
  • identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe;
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved with providing services for children and young people.

Should you have any concerns about a child or young person then please contact one of the members of staff/governors below:

  • Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Jake Imrie.
  • Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Cathy Clarke.
  • Our Governor with safeguarding responsibility is Ms Bex Couch.

Further advice can also be found on the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Board website:
www.safechildren-cios.co.uk/
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Board, 3 West, New County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY
Tel: 01872 327225

If you would like more information on our policies and procedures, then please refer to our Policies page or call into the office for a copy of our policies, alternatively telephone: 01503 250565.