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Gilded Hollins Community Primary School

Safeguarding Statement

Gilded Hollins Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and staff, and expects all adults to share this commitment. We work with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements are in place within our school to prevent harm.

We recognise that all adults have a part to play in protecting our pupils. The welfare of our children is our paramount concern. We strive to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

Meet our Safeguarding Team...

Mrs Burns - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Malley - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Colley - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Vikki Kay is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for After School Club.

Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Liz Haworth.

Gilded Hollins has achieved a prestigious safeguarding award in recognition of our commitment to safeguarding all the children in our care. Please click on the link below to see the certificate we received. 

Safeguarding Standard

Please locate school's safeguarding polices in 'Policies' which is to be found under the 'Information for Parents' tab..

Gilded Hollins Community Primary School

Safeguarding Notice

 

 

If you suspect that a child / young person is being abused:

 

  • Immediately tell the Child Protection Co-ordinator or Headteacher;
  • Record the known facts and give them to the above person.
     

If a child or young person tells you he / she is being abused:

 

  1. Allow him/her to speak without interruption, accepting what is said;

 

  1. Advise him/her that you will offer support, but that you MUST pass information on to the Child Protection Co-ordinator/Headteacher;

 

  1. Immediately tell the designated Child Protection Co-ordinator or Headteacher;

 

  1. Record the facts as you know them, including the account given to you by the young person and give a copy to the designated Child Protection Co-ordinator or Headteacher.

 

If you receive an allegation about any adult or about yourself:

 

  1. Immediately tell the Child Protection Co-ordinator or Headteacher;

 

  1. Record the facts as you know them and give a copy to the Child Protection Co-ordinator or Headteacher.

 

 

 

You must refer.  You must NOT investigate.

 

Gilded Hollins Community Primary School

Code of Behaviour

Do   treat everyone with respect.

Do   provide an example you wish others to follow.

Do   plan activities so that they involve more than one person or at least are in sight or hearing of others.

Do   respect a young person’s right to personal privacy.

Do   provide access for young people and adults to feel comfortable enough to point out attitudes or behaviours they do not like, and to provide a caring atmosphere.

Do   remember that someone else might misinterpret your actions, no matter how well intentioned.

Do   act as an appropriate adult role model.

Do not permit abusive peer activities (e.g. bullying, ridiculing).

Do not play physical contact games, make inappropriate comments, or have inappropriate verbal banter with young people.

Do not jump to conclusions without checking facts.

Do not make suggestive remarks /gestures or tell sexist/homophobic /racist ‘jokes’.

Do not rely on your good name to protect you.It may not be enough.

Do not believe it could not happen to you. It could.

Further useful Safeguarding information can be found at www.nspcc.org.uk
Statutory guidance for schools

Wigan Council's Prevent Policy

Encompass Protocol

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