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Safeguarding and Child Protection

The safety and well-being of the children here at George Spicer is our first priority.  Children cannot learn unless they feel happy and safe.  We adhere to stringent Safeguarding procedures to protect the welfare of all the children who come here.

If you are concerned about the welfare of any pupil in the school then please arrange an appointment to speak to one of our Safeguarding team below. 

Our Safeguarding Team 

 

                                                                                                   Angela Eberle                                                                                                      Deputy Head

                                                                                     

                    Cresha Walkinshaw               Hilary Ballantine                Rebecca Southgate           Sarah Brown                                                                  Deputy Head                        Headteacher                  Senior Deputy Head     Assistant Head - Inclusion                                        

                                                                  

        Jenny Masini                       Vicky Brown                      Elle Dargin                Jennie-Louise Michael                                           Learning Mentor                Learning Mentor               Learning Mentor           Attendance Officer          

The school’s Child Protection Governor is Mr Phil Page

GSPS Child Protection Policy September 2018                            GSPS Child Protection Procedures September 2018

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018                  GSPS Anti Radicalisation Guidance 

CONFIRMATION OF SAFEGUARDING CHECKS ON STAFF/WORKERS

George Spicer Primary School ensures that all relevant pre-employment checks are carried out on employees and workers engaged directly with children. In particular, the following specific safeguarding checks are carried out:

  • All employees/workers appointed/engaged prior to March 2002 (and with no subsequent change to their employment arrangement requiring a further check) have been subject to a check against List 99; additionally, those appointed between 1989 and March 2002 would have been subject to a satisfactory police check;
  • All employees/workers appointed/engaged since March 2002 have been subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. This check included a check against List 99;
  • All employees/workers appointed/engaged since 12th October 2009 have been subject to a satisfactory Enhanced CRB check, including a check against List 99/Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) Barred List;
  • All employees/workers appointed/engaged since 1st December 2012 have been subject to a satisfactory Enhanced with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

George Spicer Primary school also ensures that relevant employees, and workers engaged directly are not disqualified under the Childcare Act 2006 and the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.

Unsupervised, regular volunteers are also subject to the above safeguarding checks.

Supervised, regular volunteers are subject to the above safeguarding checks, with the current exception of the Children’s Barred List check.

All school staff and workers engaged directly are issued with photographic School ID which must be visible at all times.

As appropriate, visitors to the school are asked to provide Photographic ID wherever possible. They will be issued with a visitor's photo ID badge and printed pass on arrival.  Visitors are asked to wear this for the extent of their visit in school.

Third party organisations deploying staff or workers to the school are required to provide confirmation that pre-employment and safeguarding checks relevant to the role have been carried out.