If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of any child, please do not hesitate to contact Joanne Milbank, the DSL, or in her absence, any of the Deputy DSLs
If you think a child is in immediate danger, don't delay! Call the Police on 999, or call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 straight away!
If you are a child who is worried about yourself or someone else call Childline on 0800 11 11
If you're worried that a child might be the victim of abuse, click here for supporting guidance
Click here to view Keeping Children Safe in Education, statutory guidance (via gov.uk)
Click here to view Southend/ Essex/ Thurrock safeguarding and child protection procedures
Click here to view the Working together to safeguard children, statutory guidance (via gov.uk)
Click here to view Chalkwell Infants' Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
The Safeguarding Team
Jo Milbank, the Deputy Headteacher is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and can be contacted in school, on 01702 478533 or by email on - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Clements, the Headteacher is a Deputy DSL - email@example.com
Viv Graham, the Family Liaison Officer is a Deputy DSL - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelley Cooper, the Attendance and Admissions Officer is a Deputy DSL - email@example.com
Safeguarding your child
Chalkwell Hall Infant School is committed to safeguarding your child and to following the Department for Education document Keeping Children Safe in Education which is ‘… statutory guidance for schools and colleges who must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.’ It should be read alongside Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE, 2018). The two key principles are:
At Chalkwell Hall Infants we believe that to enable all children and young people to achieve their potential, they should:
In order to make sure all of the above can happen we:
The Prevent Duty
The Prevent Duty aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
“The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities , in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.” (Taken form the Summary, The Prevent duty: Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers. DfE June 2015)
“In order for all schools and childcare providers to fulfil the Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified.” (The Prevent duty: what it means for schools and childcare providers, Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers. DfE June 2015)
All members of staff receive PREVENT training regardless of their role in the school. More information can be found in our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.