At Mallard Primary we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Safeguarding Leads"
Throughout school we will help your child to learn about keeping themselves safe and what to do if they are worried or concerned about something. This learning is done through a variety of lessons and visitors to school, including healthy eating, anti-bullying, online safety, road safety, healthy relationships, saying no when you don't like something, keeping yourself safe and drug and alcohol awareness. These will always be presented to the children in an age appropriate way.
This is an important subject in which all staff receive regular training. Our priority is to work with you but there may be times when we have to involve other people. Everybody has a responsibility to keep all children under the age of 18 safe, Harm is identified in 4 ways:
- Physical: This is where a child is deliberately hurt or injured.
- Sexual: This is when a child is influenced or forced to take part in sexual activity. This can be any physical activity or non-physical e.g. being made to look at an inappropriate image.
- Emotional: This is when a child is made to feel frightened, worthless or unloved. It can be caused by shouting, using threats or making fun of someone. It can also be when children see their parents, or visitors to the home fighting or using violence.
- Neglect: This is when a child is not being l taken care of by their parents or carers. It can be poor hygiene, poor diet, not keeping appointments for additional support, not coming to school or being left at home alone.
Talking about concerns:
If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at our school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with a member of staff straight away. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things no matter how small.
The closer we can work together, the more we can support each other and all children.
Click on the image above to visit the Doncaster Children's Service Website.