Whole School Safeguarding Policies
Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility
At Inskip St. Peter's Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, in line with the duty placed on us by section 175 of the Education Act 2002.
Our Safeguarding and Childprotection Policy sets out systems and procedures as outlined by relevant legislation and documentation including, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, Safeguarding Children In Education – Safer Recruitment (2012), and the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (The ‘Prevent Duty’). We strongly believe that all children have the right to feel safe and to be protected from physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect.
Please share any concerns or suggestions in regards to safeguarding with us.
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss Leyland
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Kemp
Visitors Safeguarding Procedure Pamphlet
The Internet is a fascinating and effective tool for children for communicating and learning, at home and within school. Therefore it is paramount that all users from children to adults are educated on how to use the Internet safely. At Inskip St. Peter's we educate our children on online safety from Reception and this continues throughout our school. We have a dedicated On-line Safety policy and teachers ensure that this is followed and promoted in every Computing lesson, PSHE lessons and at every opportunity where it can be woven into the school day. We also strongly promote links, guidance and training on our weekly newsletter with the aim of giving up to date knowledge to parents and carers in order to help them feel confident in talking to their children about the apps they are using and how they can support them to stay safe on these apps. The internet filtering service our school uses is BT Lancashire Services Lightspeed Filtering System which is a centrally hosted web filtering provision enabling safe internet access for everyone.
Acceptable Use Agreements
The government has provided online safety advice around remote education here:
Here are some tips, advice, guides and resources to help parents and carers keep children safe online:
Lancashire's Safeguarding Assurance Children's Partnership - this Parent and Carer page contains a variety of resources which can be used to develop knowledge and confidence to support children and young people
Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine - a useful magazine to help families get to grips with the digital world
NSPCC Online Safety - from setting up parental controls to advice on online games and video apps
Internet Matters - Protect your children by activating simple parental controls around the home with useful step-by-step guides
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice and resources to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively
Think U Know - an education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline
From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism, please read our Prevent strategy parent pamphlet which explains how we are doing this.
Prevent Strategy Parent Pamphlet
The purpose of Lancashire’s Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children in a numbers of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent. Encompass has been created to address this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment. The 'Key Adult at St Peter's is Miss Leyland. Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 8.30am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child. The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and Governors, is detailed as part of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and published on our school website.
You can find out more about Operation Encompass from the website: https://www.operationencompass.org/