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At Alderman Cogan’s School we want our children to be safe to work, learn and grow together.  These are some of our arrangements for safeguarding the children in our care:


Attendance

Our school has a ‘First Day Absence’ reporting system in place.  The aim is to ensure that we know the whereabouts of any child missing from our register.  

When a child leaves our school we always verify that they are on roll with another educational establishment.  In cases where we are unable to do this the Education Welfare Service will be notified.

Behaviour

We want our pupils to be able to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment where good behaviour makes effective teaching and learning possible.  Please see the following policies:


Positive Behaviour Policy


Anti-Bullying Policy

Child Protection


Everyone at Alderman Cogan’s Church of England Primary School has a responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people they come into contact with.  Mrs Debbie Barnard is our named Child Protection Leader.  For further information click the following link:


Safeguarding Policy

Fire

The school has a fire evacuation policy in place and many of our staff members are trained fire wardens.  Our alarms are regularly tested and at least once each term we hold a fire drill for the whole school.

Health and Safety

Our school has a health and safety policy in place that is regularly reviewed by the governing body.  There is an official health and safety inspection carried out annually and also the governors’ premises committee undertake a health and safety walk once each term.

Medical


If your child is taken ill or has an injury in school they will be assessed by one of our trained first-aiders.  If your child needs treatment by a doctor or hospital we will do our very best to contact you or another emergency contact that you have given us.  Please ensure these contact details are kept up to date.

Please also see the following policies:


Medical Conditions Policy


Administration of Medicines Policy


Asthma Policy

Staff Training

Members of our staff are trained in first aid, risk assessment, child protection, as fire wardens and in the use of EpiPens.  Training is updated regularly.

Visitors

The school has a Visitors’ Guidance Policy in place.  See the following link:


Visitors’ Code of Conduct

Volunteers

For the safety of the children in our school all volunteers are required to obtain enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), provide two satisfactory references and complete a childcare disqualification declaration.  All volunteers have an induction and receive a handbook with information regarding our safeguarding practices.

Here are some more useful links:


www.childnet.com

www.parentzone.org.uk

www.internetmatters.org

www.askaboutgames.com

www.nspcc.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk

To Make a Report

If you are concerned about online grooming or sexual behaviour contact CEOP:

www.ceop.police.uk

If you stumble across criminal sexual or obscene contact on the Internet you should report it to the Internet Watch Foundation:

www.iwf.org.uk



NEWS!


Our Key Stage 2 pupils have worked with the pupils from Marfleet Primary School to create an online safety app.  Please click here to view their amazing work!

E-SAFETY

At Alderman Cogan’s pupils are taught to use e-mails and the Internet responsibly to reduce the risk to themselves and others.  We also use worship time and PSHCE lessons to raise awareness of the potential dangers of social media and image sharing.  Please see the following policies:

Internet Access Policy

Mobile Phone Policy

Help for Parents

Keeping up to date with changing technology can be a challenge and helping children stay safe online can be even harder, but it is important to face this challenge.  The NSPCC are offering advice on talking to your child about online safety at:

www.nspcc.org.uk

If you need information on apps, games or social networks you can visit the NSPCC site ‘Net Aware’.  It will help you stay up to date in today’s digital world.

www.net-aware.org.uk