The Designated Child Protection Person is Mrs Andrea Curran
The Deputy Designated Child Protection Person is Mrs Samantha Hodder
The Deputy Deputy Designated Child Protection Person is Miss Kate Porter
Governor with Responsibility for Child Protection is Mr Shane Hawkings
At Uphill Primary School we are vigilant in keeping children safe from harm and are committed to safeguarding our children. All adults, including staff, parents and governors, have a responsibility to safeguard children; any concerns, no matter how small, should be shared with the Designated Child Protection Person.
If anyone has concerns about a member of staff, these should be reported to Mrs Andrea Curran, or in her absence, Mrs Samantha Hodder. If the concern is about Mrs Andrea Curran, the concern should be reported to the Chair of Governors, Mr Wayne Sugg, or to Mr Shane Hawkings the governor responsible for Child Protection. Contact details can be found in the school office. Alternatively, contact LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) on 01275 888808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If a safeguarding issue is not addressed appropriately, any adult can speak directly to the Referral and Assessment Team on 01275 888808 or the Police on 101.
The definition of safeguarding, as used in the Children Act 2004 and in the Department for Education guidance document ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’;
protecting children and learners from maltreatment
preventing impairment of children’s and learners’ health or development
ensuring that children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
undertaking that role so as to enable those children and learners to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
Ensuring the children of Uphill Primary School feel safe and secure is essential to ensure they are happy in their lives both now and in the future, and to enable them to fully access the education they are entitled to. Uphill Primary School is committed to this end.
The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of our overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. In the Act this has simply been expressed as the need to “prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. The 2011 Prevent strategy has three specific strategic objectives:
• respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
• prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support
• work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address.