Please click on the link to read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy OLM Safeguarding Policy September 2019.
This policy has been updated with an annex to reflect the school closure due to the COVID 19 pandemic Annex 2 to OLM Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy June 2020
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 Please click to read DfE Guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019.
At Our Lady of
OLM has clear procedures and key personnel in place to ensure safeguarding in all aspects of school life
All of our staff will work to ensure that:
- Our children feel listened to, valued and respected
- Our staff are aware of indicators of abuse and know how to share their concerns appropriately
- All our paid and unpaid staff, including governors and volunteers, are subject to rigorous recruitment procedures
- All our paid and unpaid staff, including volunteers and governors, are given appropriate support and training
Teachers and all support staff in our school play a crucial role in helping to identify where there are welfare concerns, and indicators of possible abuse or neglect, at an early stage. Our Lady of Muswell is committed to referring those concerns via the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to the appropriate
In order to ensure that our children are adequately protected, we will ensure that:
- We have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and two deputy safeguarding leads who will attend multi-agency training to ensure that they are fully up-to-date with all new developments and practices in safeguarding and to meet any new legislative requirements as it emerges. At OLM our DSL is assistant headteacher and inclusion lead,
MrsJane Ronan. The DSL deputies are the headteacher MrsAngela McNicholas and the deputy headteacher MrsAudrey Galvin and Ms Lorraine Haugh, the Early Years and Foundation Stage Lead.
- A Designated Safeguarding Governor (DSG) is appointed at the beginning of each academic year. The DSG is our chair of governors
MarcoFranchi. The DSG meets at least termly, with the DSL, to review safeguarding and Safeguarding is a standing item on the FGB agenda.
- All staff
aretrained in Child Protection awareness at least annually.
- All staff have signed a record to show that they have read and have
understoodthe DFE Guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019, the OLM Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and are aware of the indicators of child abuse and how to respond to concerns or disclosures of abuse by children
- All children and their families and/or carers have access to this Safeguarding Policy via our website. Paper copies will be made available on request.
- The safeguarding policy is reviewed on an annual basis by the DSL and the Governors
Key Areas of safeguarding responsibilities:
Safeguarding encompasses the following:
- Staff recruitment, vetting, appointment and training
- All aspects of child protection
- Site security and safety, including fire procedures
- Risk assessment of all activities, day trips
- E-safety teaching, learning
- Medical and first aid procedures
Behaviour, bullying andrestraint
- Equalities and discrimination including preventing
Separate policies and procedures are in place to
Equalities and Discrimination, Radicalisation and Extremism