Safeguarding and Child Protection
Caroline Haslett School recognises its responsibilities for child protection.
Our Child Protection Policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.
There are five main elements to it:
- Ensuring we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
- Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
- Maintaining and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
- Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with the agreed child protection plan.
- Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
Child Protection Policy
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During the Spring Term, the children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 learn about the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule as part of our PSHE curriculum. During these discussions, we aim to teach important safety skills without giving explicit information or telling scary stories.
The ‘PANTS’ acrostic is like a green cross code for staying safe.
PANTS stands for:
- Privates are private
- Always remember your body belongs to you
- No means no
- Talk about secrets that upset you
- Speak up, someone can help
The lessons introduce a range of ideas, all delivered in a way that’s fully age appropriate.
- ‘appropriate’ and ‘inappropriate’ touching
- your child’s right to say no to things that make them feel upset or uncomfortable
- who your child can turn to if they ever feel upset or worried.
If you would like to know more about the NSPCC’s campaign and see how you can help keep your children safe in partnership with the school, more information can be found at nspcc.org.uk/underwearrule
NSPCC Online safety
Lucy Faithfull Foundation
Lucy Faithfull Foundation www.lucyfaithfull.
Stop it now www.stopitnow.org.uk
Parents Protect www.parentsprotect.co.uk