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What we do to keep you safe

WHAT WE DO TO KEEP YOU SAFE

  • We respect all pupils s as individuals and we do not tolerate bullying.
  • There are photographs of staff on walls and doors around school of people who can help you.
  • We make sure you are safe in school by keeping a special eye on you and our lovely building.
  • All your teachers and adults in school are checked out to make sure they are friendly, helpful and caring to make you feel safe.
  • We make sure you are safe on school trips by having lots of adults with you and visiting before you go to make sure it is a safe place for you. 

In order to protect our children, we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to

  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse

  • Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse

  • Monitor and support children at risk

  • Use the curriculum to raise children’s awareness, build confidence and skills

  • Work closely with parent/carers and support external agencies

  • Ensure that all adults within our school/service who have access to children have been checked as to their suitability

 

DCPS will support all children by:

  • Encouraging self-esteem and appropriate self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying
  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school.
  • Liaising and working together with all other support services and those agencies involved in the safeguarding of children
  • Notifying Social Care Services via the approved mechanisms as soon as there is a significant concern.
  • Providing continuing support to a child about whom there have been concerns who leaves the school by ensuring that appropriate information is forwarded under confidential cover to the child’s new school.

All staff, including temporary staff and volunteers are subject to stringent background checks including clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure their suitability for working with children.

Our Aims

Whilst the prime focus of DCPS is to secure the best educational provision for the child, the school believes that the safety, welfare and care of children is paramount. We are therefore committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted into our care at all times. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found by in the policies section. 

We ensure that arrangements are in place for:

  • all reasonable measures to be taken to minimise the risks of harm to children’s welfare

  • all appropriate actions to be taken to address concerns about the welfare of a child, or children, working to agreed local policies and procedures in full partnership with other local agencies 

  • all persons working at this school to be made aware of this policy

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff of the school will often, by virtue of their day to day contact and knowledge of the children, be well placed to identify such abuse and offer support to children in need.


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