Our school provides a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child free from discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If you have any concerns/questions in relation to a child’s safety or wellbeing, please contact one of the Safeguarding Team:
- Mrs Mackinnon – Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs Smith – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs Walker-Morecroft – Designated Teacher for Looked After Children
The above staff can be contacted via the school office or by calling the school on 01793523119.
- Mrs Hemmings and Mrs Kerley – Link Governors for Child Protection (firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Swindon Borough Council Family Contact Point ( 01793 466903 | email@example.com)
Any action is taken in line with the following legislation/guidance:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE updated September 2018)
- South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP)
- Working Together to Safeguard Children (March 2015)
- Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board guidance
- The Prevent duty – Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers (July 2015
We are working with Sarah Turner Consulting Safeguarding Solutions. Sarah will be providing the team with independent information advice and guidance along with the support of our statutory agencies.
Our safeguarding policy can be found within the document and policies area of the website.
We live in an ever changing, digital world with children increasing having access to the internet. Keeping safe online is a vital part of safeguarding the pupils at Robert Le Kyng Primary School. We actively teach children about keeping safe online through our cross-curricular Computing curriculum. Further information is kept in our e-safety policy.
In our links section of the website, we have many useful links that families can use at home.
If you have any e-safety concerns, you can contact Mrs Barnard via the school office, your child’s teacher or Mrs Smith.
Extremism and Radicalisation
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. It is vital that staff and parents are aware of the possible danger of extremism and radicalisation of children, predominantly but not solely through online activities. We are committed to supporting parents and pupils to be aware of these dangers. The document below provides further information on this. Staff training is carried out in this area.
Channel Duty Guidance 2015
At Robert Le Kyng, we are concerned with supporting all our children so that they are happy, confident individuals who develop into positive learners and members of both the school and the wider community.
All staff at Robert Le Kyng, teaching and non-teaching, have made a commitment to the Behaviour Policy and the Bullying and Conflict Policy. These can be found in our Documents and Policies section. There is a very strong emphasis on encouraging children to express any concerns that they have to teachers, non -teaching staff and the Headteacher.
Parents are also reminded that they need to `tell’ if there are any concerns expressed by their child. We particularly encourage parents to phone before or after school, between 8.00am and 5.45pm. In this way, issues can be resolved.
We strongly believe in a multi-agency approach when working with identified students. We are fortunate to have access to the following agencies:
- Targeted Mental Health – Practitioner & Outreach Workers
- Parent Support Advisors
- Education and welfare officers
- Locality School Nurse
- Police – Local PCSOs
- We work with Swindon Young Carers
If you wish to discuss anything in relation to Pastoral Support for your child, please contact Mrs Smith, Headteacher.