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SAFEGUARDING

It is extremely important that we keep our children safe and secure at all times. In order to do this we have a variety of systems in place in which we ask parents to support and fully adhere to at all times.

  • A secure entry system.
  • CCTV cameras are placed around the school site.
  • On-site parking is restricted to school staff only.
  • The main car park gate is closed between 8.30am – 4.30pm so that cars cannot enter the site.
  • A member of the SLT stands at the front gate entrance every morning.
  • All staff and governors are issued with photo identity lanyards.
  • Adults authorised to visit the school site are required to sign in and out and wear visitor’s passes at all times.
  • All adults working regularly with children will be subject to CRB/ DBS check.
  • Adults who occasionally help at school will never be left with children by themselves.
  • Supply teachers and other adults working with children must read and agree to the Safeguarding Visitors Compliancy Card on entry to the school.
  • Extra- curricular clubs must provide the school with qualification certification and CRB/DBS.
  • All staff and governors receive safeguarding training at least every three years.
  • Staff, governors, parents and children sign an Acceptable Use Agreement.
  •  Mrs Pears (Headteacher) Miss O'Donnell ( Interim Deputy Head) Miss Hiramin (KS1Coordinator) Mrs Robertson ( Inclusion Leader) are the designated safeguarding officers. 

 

All schools have a duty to protect children from the risk of radicalisation by promoting fundamental British Values and by enabling children to challenge extremist views in a safe and secure environment.

As a school community we are mindful of our responsibility to promote and actively seek the inclusion of all members of society.

All staff at Blessed Dominic have completed the Prevent Training which aims to ensure that early warning signs are picked up and acted upon.

Please follow these links to review the guidance.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/550511/Keeping_children_safe_in_education.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439598/prevent-duty-departmental-advice-v6.pdf

The school’s safeguarding polices can be found in the Our School- Key Information-Policies section of our website and on request at the school office.

 

Online Safety

At Blessed Dominic we realise how the internet has drastically changed the way children interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity and people from all over the world. We promote this tool and provide stimulating activities for children to develop their skills in this area of the curriculum. However, along with this fascinating new way to connect with the world, the internet offers new risks. 

  • Online bullying 
  • Exposure to inappropriate material 
  • Online Predators 
  • Revealing personal information 

It is important to ensure that all children are aware of these risks and learn to use the internet safely and responsibly.

As a school we:

  • Ensure all children are aware of the risks online 
  • Ensure children feel safe to report incidents 
  • Attend Online Safety meetings/ training 
  • Provide staff and parental training
  • Discuss and review the Online Safety Policy 
  • Involve older children in the delivery of Online- Safety sessions across the school

 

 Information for parents keeping their children safe online an be found on our  Curriculum - Computing page

 

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