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Compass Point Primary School

Safeguarding

At Compass Point Primary School

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children, their families and carers, has a role to play.
  • In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals make sure their approach is child centred. This means that we always consider what is in the best interests of the child.
  • We take an ‘it can happen here’ approach where safeguarding is concerned.
  • Everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.
  • Victims of harm will never be given the impression that they are creating a problem by reporting abuse, sexual violence, or sexual harassment. Nor will a victim ever be made to feel ashamed for making a report.

 

Compass Point Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by:

  • The provision of a safe environment in which children can learn.
  • Acting on concerns about a child’s welfare immediately.
  • Fulfilling our legal responsibilities to identify children who may need early help or who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

 

Do you have concerns about a family or child?

For non urgent concerns the school safeguarding team can be contacted via email safeguarding@compasspoint.bristol.sch.uk This email address is checked throughout term time and school holidays. 

If a child is at immediate risk call the POLICE on 999

To make an URGENT referral, i.e. a child is likely to suffer or is suffering significant harm, call children’s social care on 0117 9036444

Staff training

All staff and governors undergo regular safeguarding training. This is important as it helps to not just refresh existing knowledge but also to develop specialisms in different areas of safeguarding. In addition to the whole school training we have key members of staff who are specifically trained and nominated as the Designated Safeguarding Leaders (DSLs) within school. These are

Linda Brown

Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

 

Mike Howshall

Pastoral Leader, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader

 

Members of the designated safeguarding team meet on a regular basis to review concerns and to talk with staff about any children that they have concerns about. As a whole school staff we use CPOMS to record information about safeguarding as well as attendance, SEND and behaviour. We use data about attainment, attendance, behaviour and safeguarding to enable us to 'build a picture' about individual children and families.

Concerns about staff

It is our policy to share any concerns we have about staff conduct with the Headteacher. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022) staff have been trained in the procedures that should be followed if they have a low level concern about a member of staff. On an annual basis staff familiarise themselves with the whistleblowing policy, the safeguarding policy and the staff code of conduct.

By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.

Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions about any issues.

To read our safeguarding policy click here