‘Nurturing lives through Christian Values’

Alderbury and West Grimstead Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Safeguarding

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. Children in exploitative situations and relationships receive something such as gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them. Useful information from the NSPCC can be downloaded here.

Child sexual exploitation' advice and guidance for professionals and parents from Wiltshire Council can be downloaded here.

This school supports Safer Internet Day. The documents below will provide some useful information on keeping your child safe online.


Safer Internet Day - Conversation Starters for Parents and Carers

Safer Internet Day - Factsheet for Parents and Carers

We take the safety and safeguarding of our children very seriously. We believe that every child should be able to grow up in a safe environment, and know where to turn if they ever need help or guidance.

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Wiltshire Police: ENCOMPASS is the reporting to schools, by the next school day, when a child or young person has affected by a domestic incident.

ENCOMPASS will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be shared the information in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, affected or exposed to a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.


Child Protection

Other Safeguarding / E-Safety

Please go to the School Policies page to view our Child Protection policies.

Click here for a copy of our Child Protection Info for visitors and volunteers.

NSPCC LINK

CHILDLINE LINK

DfE 'KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE' LINK


CSE

Information Sharing (HM Government 2015)

“Fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children at risk of abuse or neglect.”


The Data Protection Act 1998 provides a framework to ensure that personal information about living individuals is shared appropriately, it is not a barrier to sharing information where the failure to do so would result in a child or vulnerable adult being placed at risk of harm.


Similarly, human rights concerns, such as respecting the right to a private and family life would not prevent sharing where there are real safeguarding concerns. Lord Laming emphasised that the safety and welfare of children is of paramount importance and highlighted the importance of practitioners feeling confident about when and how information can be legally shared.  Poor or non-existent information sharing is a factor repeatedly flagged up as an issue in Serious Case Reviews carried out following the death of, or serious injury to a child.


At AWGS we are diligent, knowing the public needs to be confident that their personal information is kept safe and secure. However, we will ensure ‘Information sharing’ enables early intervention and preventative work to safeguard and promote welfare of children.