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Safeguarding

This page is all about safeguarding our children - keeping them safe in every way within our school community, and helping them to learn about how they can keep themselves safe. 

​Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all staff working in school receive regular training and are familiar with the statutory guidance of Keeping Children Safe In Education (September 2022) Training includes a range of safeguarding issues, including the Prevent strategy to protect children from radicalisation and extremism, child sexual exploitation and Female Genital Mutilation.

 

 At Christ Church the health, safety and well-being of all of our children is our highest priority.

 The school’s designated safeguarding lead people are Miss Coward, Mrs Bastian and Mrs Britton.

 

 

Miss Karen Coward

Lead DSL

                                                                                                                                                         

              Mrs Roxanne Britton                                                                                   Mrs Joanne Bastian

                   Deputy DSL                                                                                                      Deputy DSL

If you need to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Leads please call into school.  If you have concerns about a child being at risk of harm, you can also contact Calderdale’s Multi Agency Screening team on 01422 393336.


We work very closely with the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board and update our polices and procedures accordingly Click Here to access their website in order to find lots of valuable information.

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We have a detailed Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, which is available on our Policies page.

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Physical restraint: Christ Church follows advice that physical restraint may be used by using the Team Teach approach, if there is the possibility that a child may be about to cause harm to him/ herself or to another, Team Teach will be used, this is only carried out by trained members of staff. Parents will always be informed if your child has had to be restrained in school for any reason.

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For further information on how to keep our children safe please visit Calderdale’s Safeguarding Children Board or the NSPCC website.

 

Useful Support Numbers

Women’s Domestic Violence    0808 2000 247

Men’s Domestic Violence          0808 801 0327

NSPCC 24hr free phone            0808 800 5000

Childline                                     0800 1111

Women’s Refuge                      0845 155 1485

Police (if not urgent)                 101

Social Services                          01422 393336

Emergency Duty Team (out of hours social care)        01422 288000

Family Support Virtual Drop In: 01422 251090

Women's Centre: 01422 386500

Calderdale Staying Safe (Domestic Abuse Support): 01422 323339

Report Abuse in Education Helpline

A new national helpline called ‘Report Abuse in Education’ has been set up by the NSPCC to support children and young people who want to share current and non-recent experiences of sexual abuse and harassment.  Young people and adults can contact Report Abuse in Education on the NSPCC Helpline 0800 136 663 or email [email protected]

Barnardo’s ‘See Hear Respond’ service, is a new programme which has been created to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during this period by providing support to those who are not being seen by social care or other key agencies. See Hear Respond accept referrals from any source either through the Freephone number 0800 151 7015 and via the online referral. Please follow this link for further information

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond?utm_source=8%20July%202020%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19

Important information during the COVID-19 Lockdown

Right now, vulnerable children and adults may be particularly isolated, meaning that the family, community and professional networks they usually rely on may be unavailable or hard to access. At the same time, living under the current arrangements may increase the pressures that can contribute to abuse and neglect, or allow it to go unseen. Neighbours, volunteers and professionals – like pharmacists, shop and supermarket workers – can play a vital role in keeping adults and children safe. Please see this guide for more information.

Pace (Parents Against Child Exploitation) 

Pace (Parents Against Child Exploitation) are a support service in Calderdale to support Parents/Carers. They offer preventative awareness-raising sessions as their aim is to help parents, communities and professionals to understand how exploitation happens, know signs and indicators, be better equipped with how to respond, and learn more about online safety etc. Please see the flyer for further information and how to contact PACE.

Parent Awareness PDF

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