Safeguarding at Landewednack
We take great care in our safeguarding procedures at Landewednack School.
- All adults, staff and volunteers, who work unsupervised with children have undergone an Enhanced DBS Check.
- Access for all parents and visitors is by buzzed entry through the front door
- Visitors are required to come to the office and sign in
- Parents are asked not to go into classrooms during the day
- Fire drills are carried out each term and the Governing Body takes on the responsibility of regular security audits
Staff and Governors at Landewednack are aware that many children are the victims of different kinds of abuse and that they can be subjected to social factors that have an adverse impact upon their lives – including domestic violence, substance misuse, bullying, mental health and radicalisation.
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. Many of the things we do in school to help pupils become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy.
We acknowledge that safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere and staff should be alert to possible concerns arising.
Through our curriculum we teach children to stay safe and happy. We encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and to share their worries, big or small with their trusted adult; at home; school or with ChildLine.
A dedicated NSPCC helpline is now available to support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in educational settings or has concerns about someone or the issues raised. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663 and more information is available at: Dedicated helpline for victims of abuse in schools NSPCC.
Keeping safe from bullying is an integral part of our PSHE curriculum. Through our SHINE values and curriculum pupils learn how to behave towards each other promoting the British values of tolerance and mutual respect.
Our children tell us that bullying is extremely rare, they speak confidently about different types of bullying and what to do if they were being bullied. Children were able to distinguish between ad hoc name calling and persistent bullying as a result of our teaching and approach to bullying.
Daisy Chain - Animated Film narrated by Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet narrates this beautiful anti-bullying tale that follows Buttercup Bree and her tale of magical Daisy Chains. Visit http://www.ilovedaisychain.com for more info
- Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss Sam Kennedy
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Louise Jones - Head Teacher
- Nursery Safeguarding Lead - Mrs June Evans - Nursery Manager
- Safeguarding Governor - Mrs Alison Newman
- Chair of Governors - Miss Rachel Holder