Safeguarding - Everybody's Responsibility!

All schools have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of every child in their school and community.

If you have any concerns about a child within our school you should share this information with a member of our staff immediately. The named people below are the people you should talk to, however if they are unavailable, please ask to speak to the most senior member of staff available.
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ms Robyn Bruce (Headteacher)
  • Additional Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ms Karen Ward (Learning Mentor)
  • Additional Designated Safeguarding Lead- Mr Roy Pratt (Pastoral Carer)
  • Mr Pendlebury, Mr Pear and Mrs Drew have all been trained and act as Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
  • Our Safeguarding governor is Margaret Davies (Chair)

At Cubitt Town Junior School, the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our paramount concern. We have a duty of care for all the children who attend our school. We listen to our pupils and we take seriously what they tell us. As a result of this, there may be times we have to consult with other agencies as well as yourselves.  Although we strive to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve well and be prepared for the next stage in their education and adult life, there may be exceptions to this, when concerns are raised, for the protection of your child.

We promote a culture of ‘Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility’ in our school. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers, has a role to play in safeguarding. In order to fulfil this effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child centred .This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

To promote a safe environment for pupils:

  1. All staff are subject to Disclosure and Barring checks
  2. All visitors must enter via the main entrance and sign in using our system and wear a badge at all times
  3. A leaflet is given to new visitors to the school detailing safeguarding arrangements
  4. Visitors are asked to turn off mobile phones whilst on site

We understand that at times parents/carers may have concerns about other families in our school settings. In this situation please come and talk to one of our named persons. Similarly, we understand that there are times within a family setting when things become difficult. If you feel you need support or someone you can talk to please contact Ms Bruce(via the school office) ,Jacqui Jenkins (community house) or Karen Ward.

If you have concerns about a member of staff, please talk with one of the named persons above or talk to a member of the Senior Leadership Team. In case of a concern about the Headteacher, then contact should be made with the Chair of Governors.

Safeguarding Documents

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance 2018

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused

Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance 2018

Websites you may find useful

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