Our school fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children from harm and supporting and promoting the welfare of all children who are registered pupils at our school. The elements of our policy are prevention, protection and support. Our Policy applies to all Staff, Parents, Governors, volunteers, visitors and pupils. The purpose of Swallownest Primary School safeguarding policy is to ensure every child in school is safe and protected. This policy will give clear direction to staff, volunteers, visitors and parents about the expected behaviour and responsibility when managing safeguarding concerns.  The principles upon which this Policy is based are:
• The welfare of a child will always be paramount
• The welfare of families will be promoted
• The rights, wishes and feelings of children, young people and their families will be respected and listened to
In our school we establish and maintain an ethos where our pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to. Pupils at our school are able to talk freely to any member of staff if they are worried or concerned about something. All staff and regular visitors will, either through training or induction, know how to recognise a disclosure from a child or will know how to manage this. We will not make promises to any child and we will not keep secrets. Every child will know what their chosen adult will have to do with whatever they have been told.

Swallownest Primary School endeavours to provide activities and opportunities within the curriculum that will equip our pupils with the skills they need to stay safe. At all times we will work in partnership and endeavour to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies.

For full policy please click on the following link. Safeguarding Policy Oct 2013

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