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Keeping Safe

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

At St Peter’s Church of England Primary School we listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All staff, governors and volunteers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section on our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

All school staff are trained to look out for signs of harm and are required to record and report concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). In school we use a secure recording system called Child Protection Online Monitoring System (CPoms) to log and monitor concerns.

Please let us know if you have any concerns or would like additional information.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Deborah Skuse (Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead)

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Genny Oliver (Deputy Head teacher)

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Safeguarding documents you may find useful are:

Safeguarding Newsletters

 

 Unique Voice and Crimestoppers

Hundreds of Bristol’s amazing and talented 9 and 10 year old children put on a showcase to remember  at the Colston Hall , Bristol on Monday evening , the 14th May in front of a huge audience . This was a celebration of their learning over the last few months through a creative programme commissioned by ‘Crimestoppers in the West Country’ and delivered by arts provider ‘Unique Voice’ and has given them a powerful voice about how they feel about crime in their communities. Through drama they have explored  healthy relationships , hate crime and diversity and how to speak up about crime .  The programme is in its 4th year and only happens because of generous funding from partners and trusts . This year’s programme  has been part funded  by the ‘Percy Hoskins Trust’ and several other generous funders and aims to raise awareness of Crimestoppers which is the only independent charity in the UK helping to fight crime and guarantees anonymity, always .  Reports can be made via 0800 555111 or online via crimestoppers-uk.org.  Both allow people to give information about crime and criminal activities 100% anonymously 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year. Last year over 3000 pieces of anonymous information were passed to law enforcement in the Avon and Somerset area alone and nationally 140,000 people have been charged since Crimestoppers was founded 30 years ago. The picture shows a few of the children proudly displaying their ‘What Would You Do ?’ medals following a chat with the VIP guests including Chief Constable Andy Marsh , Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mounstevens , Crimestoppers Chief Executive Mark Hallas and the The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol ,  Councillor Lesley Alexander and other supporters of the charity . Schools taking part were Nova Primary, Seamills Primary , St Peters C of E Primary, Fair Furlong Primary, Greenfield E-Act Academy and Victoria Park Primary .

 

Please see here a very short video clip of children telling us their views on hate crime.