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Safeguarding

At Elaine Primary School we are committed to safeguarding all the children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are protected, respected and valued. All our staff are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that our children receive effective and timely support.

We aim to ensure that:

  • Appropriate action is taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare
  • All staff are aware of their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding
  • Staff are properly trained in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Julie North

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Sam Marsh

 

The following policies can be found here

  • Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
  • Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • E-Safety

Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) - Medway - 01634 334 466

Here is a direct link for the Safeguarding Policy

Here is a direct link for the Safeguarding Policy with COVID addendum

 

Below are external links and services available to support children and families.

Support for Children

Support for Adults
NSPCC Gingerbread
Childine Family Action
Young Minds Action for Children
Emerge Youth Charity Domestic Violence Support
CEOP Mental Health UK Support

 

Apps to help children stay safe online

Online safety and guides to using apps and games safely (it might be worth uploading the guides relevant to the context of the school) https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

The BBC have a website and app called Own It. The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most. It can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

SafeToNet is an app for parents to help them safeguard their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free access to 1 million licences during coronavirus.