George Carey Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff , Governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued and we recognise that in order to help children achieve their potential , staff need to be trained and equipped to delivering a service that that is embedded into safe working practice. We are alert to signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Staff at George Carey School are advised to maintain an attitude of ’it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned and staff members should always act in the best interests of the child.
Our core safeguarding principles are:
The schools responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance
All staff should be able to identify children who may benefit from early help.
All children will be treated equally and have equal right to protection , regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race ,language , religion or sexual identity
All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm
All pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment which can be viewed below.
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 his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and will act in accordance with this duty if we have reason to suspect that radicalised activities are occurring.
Our Safeguarding Lead is Tracy Sexton-Barnes.
Below are links to third-party sites which may be of use.
Dear Parents /Carers
The Barking and Dagenham Safeguarding Children Partnership is a multi agency body overseeing arrangements for safeguarding children and young people across the borough.
The objective of the partnership is to co-ordinate the work of agencies in safeguarding and promote the welfare of children and young people ensuring that this work is effective.
There are many services available on the new website for parents/carers and children and young people. Please see details of the link below to access the site.