Safeguarding of Pupils
‘It could happen here’.
At South Camberley Primary & Nursery School we understand that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. All members of staff that work in our school receive regular and ongoing safeguarding training.
Mrs Kurzberg is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), and we also have a number of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs):
Mrs Ayres-Townshend, Miss Stodart, Mrs Summerland and Mrs Wright.
Contact email: DSL1@southcamberley.surrey.sch.uk
The named Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Thora Ray.
The school has robust procedures that record issues relating to child protection and we follow the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) procedures. We work with an array of agencies including Children’s Services, the School Nurse and the Police which includes ‘Operation Encompass’.
South Camberley Primary and Nursery School Safeguarding Children Statement:
‘It could happen here. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility’.
The Health and Safety of all children is of paramount importance. We recognise our moral and statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We make every effort to provide an environment in which children and adults feel safe, secure, valued and respected.
Our staff are trained to look out for signs of abuse or neglect and have a professional curiosity. Staff are required to report concerns to the safeguarding leads who follow clear procedures to ensure children receive effective support’
Further information is contained within our Safeguarding policy. Please click here for our School Policies.
All members on the school staff have a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) in order to work in school and checks are carried out before they begin employment. This is regardless of the employee’s role. In addition, all volunteers and anybody else who has regular contact with children are also checked. Visitors to the school either provide their own DBS on arrival or are members of professional bodies who are registered by their employer, such as OFSTED inspectors or Local Authority Employees. Any one-off visitor, such as a visiting author provides their own DBS.
Whilst we cannot remove risk, we look at ways of minimising risk. Risk assessments are undertaken across all aspects of the school s, halls, playground and the car park. We carry out risk assessments for all school trips including residentials. Risk assessments may be carried out for individuals who require some reasonable adjustments to support their learning and behaviour.
In addition, risk assessments are undertaken on special events that might occur in the school such as movie nights and sleepovers.
Access to the school site, both for vehicles and pedestrians is via security gates at the Junior Site and security gates are installed at the James Road site car park. All external doors have a key entry code or require Fob access. Visitors can only gain access into the sites if the security gates are authorised by Office staff. All fire exits are either twist lock or bar push exits.
The school has an Equality policy that monitors any possible discrimination in the school in relation to any of the nine protected characteristics (Equality Act 2010). The School also makes annual returns on any racist incidents.
If you or your child is worried about anything, please do contact the school. You can speak to our designated safeguarding lead (Mrs Kurzberg) or any member of staff or through our designated safeguarding email on email@example.com.
If you would like some advice on how to keep your child safe please see:
NSPCC: E-mail or telephone: 0808 80050000
NSPCC Underwear Rule:
See also the NSPCC online leaflet "Simple Conversations to help Keep your Child Safe" with advice on talking to your child about keeping safe from abuse.
CHILDLINE: Telephone: 08001111
PACE: (Parents against child exploitation) Tel: 0113 240 3040
Thinking of leaving your child at home?
ONE IN FOUR: (Advocacy service, counselling service and information service for those who have experiences sexual abuse.)
CAMHS Drop in at Frimley Green Youth Centre – Thursdays 3:30-6:00pm https://childrensreferrals.sabp.nhs.uk
The government has a useful website for parents called Educate Against Hate which will give you access to free information and resources to support staff and parents about identifying and addressing the risks as well as build resilience to radicalisation. https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/
|Designated Senior Mental Health Lead
|Designated Governor for Early Help and Child Protection:
|Ms T Ray
|Locality Early Help Advisor:
|Mrs S Creak firstname.lastname@example.org
|Children's Single Point of Access (C-SPA) Consultation Line
|0300 470 9100
|Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):
|0300 123 1650, Option 3
|Children's Single Point of Access (C-SPA) Education Officer:
|0300 470 9100
|Head of Quality Assurance and Safeguarding Service, Children’s Social Care
|Ms Ameena Tabassum email@example.com 01372 833330