Welfare and Safeguarding
Here at Southfields we have five members of the welfare team who are also Child Protection trained Officers.
The designated lead is Mrs L. Martin (Headteacher) and the Deputy designated lead is Miss S Payne and Mrs C King.
The school SPOC (Single point of contact for Prevent is also Miss S Payne).
- Mrs L Martin (Headteacher) Designated Lead
- Mrs S Payne - Designated Deputy Lead and SEND lead and LAC lead
- Mrs C King - Deputy Lead and Deputy Headteacher
- Mrs H Yeoman - Safeguarding Team, Attendance and Welfare Office
- Mrs D Campbell - Safeguarding Team and Welfare Officer
- Mrs H Magee - Safeguarding and vulnerable pupils Team as well as one of the Special Educational Needs and Disability team (SEND)
Find out more about the way we ensure safety in our school and also provide some valuable links for parents and children to online learning about remaining safe.
The Staff Team have also been trained in the following areas: Safer Recruitment, WRAP, Prevent, SPOC, Supporting pupils and parents involved in Domestic Violence, Supporting Children with Emotional and Behaviour Needs, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, positive handling, behaviour as communication.
If you wish to contact the team please click here
A Designated governor has been allocated to oversee procedure, record keeping as well as support and challenge the school in child protection, safeguarding and welfare the named governor is Mr John Durance.
The school is proud to have it's own independent trained counsellor who work with children and families for two days each week. Where pupils complete a programme of independent counselling.
In the event of a parent/guardian or carer wishing to contact the school regarding a welfare issue the team are available to book appointments with and can often work with parents immediately where parents or children need urgent support. In addition to this the Designated Leader and Deputy will also support the team on request along with this the school also has a named governor for safeguarding Mrs Judge or Mr John Durance who you can contact by writing a letter and placing it in a sealed envelope, marked Safeguarding Private and Confidential which should be handed to the school office who will ensure this is delivered as a matter of urgency to them.
Peterborough Local Authority has a Safeguarding Board please use the link below
to view the website
Or if you are a parent or child who would like to find out more please click on the link below:
Stay Safe with Doug
This website has a very useful link to many different aspects and suppor which could really support to answer any questions you have: http://www.peterboroughlscb.org.uk/video/parenting_guide/index.html
We as a school have many leaflets and contacts if you need further assistance in any issues relating to safe guarding children.
We have appointed the welfare team to work closely with families to support the needs of children within the school and we host regular welfare drop in sessions half termly to meet with the school and wider professionals to support the care of the children in our school. We also work closely with Health professionals and the School Nurse has a drop in times for parents to support them if they have any concerns they would like support with.
Why not try this safe cyber Cafe to find out more about staying safe online
We have a number of documents that have been written to support the children within the school and part of the curriuclum will allow the pupils time to discuss their own wellbeing and safety, this is in timetabled sessions through the BASEAL aspect of the curriuclum as well as other wider opportunities please see curriculum for more details. These documents include:
- Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding our Pupils
- An e-safety policy
- Safe use of the internet - Signed code of conduct for pupils and parents
- Home School Agreement
- Code of conduct
Please use the links below for more information
CBBC - Stay Safe
Internet Safety - more advice
Please use the links below for even more information:
At Southfields we are responsible for teaching the children how to be safe and responsible Digital Citizens. See attachments below for our whole-school lesson map and resources.