Child protection and safeguarding procedures are of the utmost importance at Fountains Primary School.
Child protection is defined as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by:
Protecting children from maltreatment;
Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
Ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care: and
Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Everyone working in, or for our school, shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:
Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn in education settings;
Identifying children who may be in need of extra help, or are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking the appropriate action, working with other services as needed.
Whilst we recognise that the internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices, life online for a child with SEND may pose additional challenges that require careful management and support.
We have been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly with Staffordshire Police. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Out of Hours Safeguarding Support
If you are concerned about any young person in respect of their emotional wellbeing or you feel that they are vulnerable to harm or abuse and you are uncertain whether they are receiving support you may wish to contact one of the agencies listed. Many of the agencies have established links and will ensure that your concern or query is directed to the appropriate agency. First Response (Staffordshire County Council Social Services) 0800 1313 126 [Emergency out of hours: 0345 604 2886] Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) 01629 593 193 First Contact (Derby City Council Social Services): 01332 641172 Child Line 0800 1111 Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP) https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre Advice, support and how to report if you suspect that a young person is at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation - http://knowaboutcse.co.uk Advice, support and options if you or someone you love goes missing or runs away- 24 Hour Anonymous Helpline Text or Call 116 000 Advice, support and options if you suspect Radicalisation/Extremist behaviour - https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/7859/Prevent Or contact: Police 101 (999 in an emergency) Crimestoppers UK 0800 555 111