Goddard Park Primary School is committed to the promotion of welfare and safeguarding of all children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment.
In order to ensure the safety of all children in our care, we are required to follow the Child Protection Procedures as agreed by the Local Education Authority. We will endeavour to share with parents/guardians any concerns we may have regarding any injuries noted or other specific issues regarding the welfare of their child. We will keep a record of any concerns raised and will share them with the parents/guardians if it is appropriate to do so.
We do have a duty to refer to Social Care if we suspect a child is at risk of significant harm. If we make a referral to Social Care we will inform the parents/guardians concerned; unless to do so would place the child at increased risk of significant harm. Our first concern will always be the welfare of the child.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead - Carmen Franklin, Deputy Headteacher
Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are - Jo Harding Deputy Headteacher, Sue Chivers, Assistant Headteacher, Diane Yohans, Daycare Manager.
Safeguarding Governor - Reg Thoburn, Chairman of Governors
The staff and governors of Goddard Park Primary School are committed to:
- Maintaining an attitude of ‘It could happen here’.
- Ensuring the school practices safer recruitment in checking the suitability of staff, governors and volunteers to work with children.
- Understanding and adhering to the school’s code of conduct/Guidance for Safer Working Practice for those Working with Children and Young People in Education Settings.
- Establishing and maintaining a safe school environment, where all children feel secure, can learn and develop, are encouraged to talk and are listened to, where their views are valued and respected.
- Ensuring children are taught about safeguarding, including online safety, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.
- Working in partnership with other agencies, sharing information with them, attending child protection conferences, core groups and preparing reports.
- Yearly update training on safeguarding and child protection to all staff, governors and regular volunteers- including training on Prevent and FGM, through Hays On Line Safeguarding Training.
- All staff are required to read and understand Part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Please click here to read our latest Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Swindon Borough Council follows the guidance set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education relating to safer recruitment processes. All professionals who visit Goddard Park Primary School and have unsupervised regular access to children and young people must have had the relevant pre-employment checks carried out, including DBS checks.
All school system are run and maintained in house with appropriate filtering and restrictions in place to limit what students and staff are able to access. E-safety plays a large role in the PSHE and Computing Curriculum which is developed by our Computing Team led by Alison Westlake-Webb.
We also offer help and advice during parent’s evenings and through Safer Internet Day newsletters. .
As a parent you may be worried about how extremism and radicalisation might affect your child.
- Click here to view Prevent Duty Guidance
- Click here to read Parents Guide to Extremism and Radicalisation
Female Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It's also known as female circumcision or cutting. More information and support on FGM is availble here from the NSPCC.
Useful Contacts and Links
- Family Contact Point - 01793 466903
- NSPCC safeguarding helpline - 0808 800 5000
- Childline - 0800 1111
Last Updated: 22nd August 2017