Safeguarding at Holy Trinity CE Primary
Holy Trinity CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the children’s welfare is our prime concern.
We believe that Holy Trinity CE Primary School should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical and moral development of all our children.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy details the procedures in place to actively safeguard our pupils. All our staff (including governors) are trained in safeguarding procedures and we provide information (see leaflets below) for volunteers and visitors. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies where there are concerns about a child’s welfare.
We will ensure that our concerns are shared with the child’s parents in the first instance unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We have a Designated Safeguarding Team of trained staff (Mrs J. Griffith, Mrs C. Barnes, Miss S. Harding and Mrs F. Fargher). The Safeguarding Governors are Ms Dolapo Ogunbawo and Revd. Jon Hutchinson.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please speak to a member of our safeguarding team.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviours of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this directly to the Headteacher (or Chair of Governors – Mr Tim Fettes- if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.
The Prevent Duty aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.
In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas. Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different.