Keeping Children Safe
At Southglade Primary and Nursery School the governors and staff fully recognise the contribution the school makes to safeguarding children. We recognise that the safety and protection of all pupils is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in providing early help protecting pupils from harm. We believe that the school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes all pupils’ social, physical, emotional and moral development. In delivering this ambition we will adhere to the principles set out in Nottingham’s Family Support Strategy and NCSCP Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance.
Ultimately, effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre of the system, and by every individual and agency playing their full part, working together to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children, in line with the School's Safeguarding policy, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.
If you are worried about a child or feel you need extra support please speak to one of our safeguarding leads-
Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs):
Mrs Jo Rowlett (Deputy head teacher & Advanced DSL)
Mrs Alison Thomas (Head Teacher)
Mrs Angela Main (Business manager)
Mrs Dianne Finnie (Family Support Worker)
Mr Kevin Pegram (Deputy Head teacher)
Mrs Alison Carter (LKS2 Leader)
Named Person for Looked after children:
Mrs Jo Rowlett (Deputy Head teacher and ADSL)
Named Governor for Safeguarding and Looked after children:
Mr Mark Cotterill
Our Safeguarding statements:
We cannot promise children that we will keep secrets.
It is all of our responsibility to keep our children safe.
We must all follow the safeguarding policy.
At Southglade Primary and Nursery School we take our joint responsibility with parents to keep our children safe very seriously.
As a result, we have produced this part of the website, that has videos and links that will help children learn and remind themselves about how to stay safe, plus give useful links to parents about how they can they support their children.
Pantosaurus from the NSPCC
The NSPCC have produced this guide for parents on simple conversations to keep your child safe.
There is also this guide that has been produced to help parents and carers in knowing how to keep their child safe online.
In addition to this, the following letter was sent out by Councillor Mellen, with a leaflet attached which gives advice to parents/carers on how to discuss E-Safety with their children.
Keeping children safe online is a key area of safeguarding as children become more and more confident using techonology. During lockdown children developed many useful skills when learning online. We also recognise that children have spent more time on devices recently than ever before. Therefore we have sent an e-safety newsletter to all parents which is available below. At the start of each unit of computing in school children look at e-safety, so this topic is regularly covered in school.
In 2022 we started using the Safer Schools App. The app is full of useful tips to keep your child safe online and provides simple easy to follow guides for parents about important issues such as parental controls and age rating. Pupils can also download the app to their smart phone- please contact reception for the access code.
To find out more see the letter below which was sent out in September 2022.