Safeguarding

Safeguarding and Child Protection

If a child discloses information at school that indicates they may be at risk in any way, we have a legal duty to follow-up internally and possibly refer to Social Care for investigation. We would make every effort to contact parents before making the referral. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies are available from the school office.

All stakeholders in our school adhere to the ‘Keeping children safe in education guidance’

www.gov.uk/government/Keeping_children_safe_in_education.pdf

Useful links for families

Information about the PANTS RULE
www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule

Information about INTERNET SAFETY
www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety

South Gloucestershire Safeguarding website
sites.southglos.gov.uk/safeguarding

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Policies and Procedures

Copies of all our current policies and procedures, outlining the detail of how we work with the whole school community are available here or at the school office and summaries are regularly shared with parents.

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Safe means … curriculum

At Bowsland Green we believe it is essential for children to have a secure understanding of how they must keep themselves safe in all areas of their lives. Each term we cover a safeguarding theme in our curriculum to ensure we are informing children of how to stay safe.

The themes for 2015-16 are as follows:

Safe means …

  • Knowing the TELL RULE
  • Knowing the NSPCC PANTS RULE
  • Understanding how to be safe online
  • Eating a healthy diet and taking exercise
  • Knowing myself inside and out (Healthy thoughts and feelings)
  • Understanding the anti bullying policy in school

We use support from South Gloucestershire council to provide workshops on road safety, scooter safety and pedestrian safety in Key Stage Two.

Children in UKS2 attending swimming lessons which includes understanding water safety.

We aim to involve parents in our Safe means … lessons. Look out for information in our newsletters inviting you in to school for workshops, assemblies or a shared learning experience in the classroom.

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