May 2021 - Safeguarding Update
As a school and community we are all responsible for the safeguarding of all children. Currently in school all the staff are updating their training and awareness of this crucial part of school life. It is our statutory duty that we ensure all children are safe and secure from any form of harm. It is vitally important that parents are aware of current safeguarding issues in our county and nationwide.
Cumbria County Council have requested that we share this important link to a video with all staff, parents and carers. Please see below.
If you ever have a concern about a child in the community/school - either phone Cumbria Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727 or speak to the Designated Lead for Safeguarding in the school which is Mrs D. Maxwell. The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Wiedman and Miss Taylor. Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs A. Little.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – if you have a concern - even it appears minor, please let us know.
County Lines - would you know the signs?
Warwickshire Police has created a video to inform parents, carers and schools about the signs to look out for that a young person may be involved with 'county lines' drug traffickers.
A young person’s involvement in county lines often leaves signs, below are some of the indicators of county lines involvement and exploitation:
• Has a child or young person gone missing from home or school?
• Have they acquired money, clothes or mobile phones they can’t account for?
• Are they meeting unfamiliar adults?
• Are they in excessive receipt of texts or phone calls?
• Are they in relationships with controlling, older individuals or gang association?
• Do you have suspicion of self-harm, physical assault or unexplained injuries?
• Has there been a significant decline in school performance and significant changes in emotional well-being?
Prevent Duty Statement
On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities and schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. Kirkbride Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need, or disability. As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy