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Keeping Children Safe

At Snape Wood Primary and Nursery School, the governors and staff recognise that safeguarding is at the forefront of everything we do. We recognise that the safety and protection of all pupils is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in providing early help in protecting pupils from harm. All staff, including volunteers, have the responsibility to ensure that children are happy, healthy and achieving their full potential. We believe that the school should provide a safe and stimulating environment which promotes all pupils’ social, physical, emotional and moral development. 

Ultimately, effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre of the system, and by every individual and agency playing their full part, working together to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children, in line with the School's Child Protection and Safeguarding policy, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.

Our designated team of safeguarding leads (DSLs) are trained to manage any concerns that may arise. Any safeguarding concerns that are brought to the attention of the DSLs are investigated thoroughly and support is then offered where necessary. Where there is a risk of harm or maltreatment, DSLs will refer concerns to the appropriate agencies to ensure children and families access the support needed.

Our Safeguarding statements:
We cannot promise children that we will keep secrets.
It is everyone's responsibility to keep our children safe.
We must all follow the safeguarding policy.

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs):
Mrs Shewley Choudhury  (Head Teacher)

Mr Christopher Johnson (Deputy Head Teacher)
Mrs Alison Howarth (School Business Manager)
Miss Mags Williams (KS1 lead/Senior Leader)

Named Person for Looked after children:
Shewley Choudhury - SENDCO

Named Governor for Safeguarding and Looked after children:
Karen Shead

Keeping Children Safe

At Snape Wood Primary and Nursery School we take our joint responsibility with parents to keep our children safe very seriously.

As a result, we have produced this part of the website, that has videos and links that will help children learn and remind themselves about how to stay safe, plus give useful links to parents about how they can they support their children.

Pantosaurus from the NSPCC: 

We have been teaching our children to keep safe, and the children have produced these videos to remind ourselves on how to stay safe.

The NSPCC have produced this guide for parents on simple conversations to keep your child safe. There is also this guide that has been produced to help parents and carers in knowing how to keep their child safe online.