Safeguarding

Please note: This Safeguarding information page contains some content which may not be suitable for young children.

The safeguarding of children is  a statutory responsibility of all school staff. At Chepping View, we follow the statutory guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2016. Click here to read it. You can also read our Safeguarding Statement and our Child Protection policy.

There are several staff in school with a leadership role in Safeguarding. These people are "Designated Safeguarding Leads" (DSLs). However, the ultimate responsibility lies with the Principal and the Safeguarding Trustee.

 

  • Principal- Mr.J Mason
  • Safeguarding Trustee- Mr R Wynne
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead- Ms M Mirza
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead- Mrs V Morris
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead- Mrs T Tadgell
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead for Looked After Children- Miss E Josephs

Children may be at risk from different factors, including abuse. Abuse is any maltreatment of a child. Abuse can be perpetrated by an adult or another child. It is more likely to be someone that the child knows, than a stranger.

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect

There are also specific factors which may put a child at risk. These include:

  • ESafety- cyberbullying, sexting etc
  • Child Sexual Exploitation including grooming
  • Female Genital Mutilation (teachers have a statutory duty to report this)
  • Extremism and radicalisation
  • Child missing in education (not attending any school) 
  • Domestic Violence

along with other factors mentioned in the Keeping Children Safe document.

Any adult in school who believes a child to be a risk will report it to one of the DSLs or the Principal by filling in a referral form.

All visitors to the school site will be given a Safeguarding leaflet, and all visiting contractors will be given a Safeguarding card. This helps us to ensure that visitors and contractors understand how to keep our children safe and how to report any concerns that they may have.

 

Safeguarding resources

  • For general information about keeping children safe click here for the NSPCC site and here for the Bucks Safeguarding Children Board site
  • To understand more about FGM click here for information from the NSPCC
  • To find out more about the risk of radicalisation from the NSPCC click here
  • To find out more about radicalisation over the internet from Internet Matters, click here
  • To find out more about Child Sexual Exploitation from Barnados, click here
  • For support with Domestic Violence from Women's Aid, click here