Safeguarding

This codicil insert shows changes that have been made to our September 2019 Safeguarding and Child Protection policy.

All should be aware of these amendments.

Update to Safeguarding Document

 

MODEL SAFEGUARDING & CHILD PROTECTION POLICY FOR SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION SERVICES

V1 October 2019

CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING at

LONGWILL SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN

Summary of Child Protection Information for Visitors and Volunteers

 

Longwill school is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.

Our school will support all children by:

  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment

  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness

  • Effectively tackling bullying and harassment

 

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.

 

At Longwill in order to protect our children, we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all our children feel secure, valued and listened to

  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse

  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.

 

Lead DSL name: Mrs Alison Jackson   or    Deputy DSL name: Mrs Alison Carter (HT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that their role is to:

  • Listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse

  • Not to attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised

  • Refer to the Designated Senior Lead (DSL) immediately

  • Contact the Head or the Deputy DSP if the DSP is not available

  • Remember disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time

 

 If anything worries you or concerns you, report it straight away

 

LONGWILL SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN   

Bell Hill, 
Birmingham, 
West Midlands, 
B31 1LD

Email : enquiry@longwill.bham.sch.uk

Phone : 0121 475 3923