Safeguarding

Schools are charged with maintaining a safe, supportive environment which protects the rights and needs of children at all times. School staff have regular contact with children and young people, and a responsibility to help to identify signs of children in need of additional support or protection accordingly.

Together, these responsibilities are called safeguarding.

At Eastfield Primary School the safety and welfare of our children is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise our safeguarding responsibilities to include:

  • creating a safe environment for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices;
  • ensuring that adults who work in school, including volunteers, are able to work with children safely, and are properly trained and equipped to do so;
  • teaching children and young people to stay safe; and
  • maintaining an environment in which children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.

As part of our safeguarding delivery Eastfield follows the procedures set out by the Leicestershire County Council.

New safeguarding arrangements are required by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and these arrangements set out how agencies should work together to safeguard children and promote their welfare.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ruth Ellis

Ashley Girt

Kate Brown

 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mel Evans

What to do if you are worried

Safeguarding Children is everyone’s responsibility…

 

If you are worried or concerned about a child’s safety you can contact the schools DSL’s (Designated Safeguarding Leads) on 0116 269 4692 

Please ask to speak to one of our DSLs, Mr Girt, Miss Brown, Ms Ellis or Miss Evans.

DSL’s are trained in dealing with child abuse and safeguarding children. 

 

If, you are worried about a child’s safety out of school hours contact: 

First Response Children’s Duty Team 0116 305 0005 (24-hour phone line) 

 

Phone 999 if a crime is being committed or if a child is in danger 

 

Contact Leicestershire police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger.