Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance states that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

Safeguarding primarily includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work however there are numerous other elements which can also fall under the safeguarding umbrella.

The school’s Safeguarding Team consists of Lex Western (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Amy Craig, Fernley Calver, Mark Nevola, Clive Surry, Steve Jones (Deputy Safeguarding Leads), Fiona Stone and Jackie Harrison (Guidance Managers)

Perins School adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
  • The Prevent Duty 2015

The school has a suite of Safeguarding documents, both internal and external, which are reviewed regularly. These are:

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Visitors’ Safeguarding Procedures
  • Health & Safety and Security Policy
  • Fire and Evacuation Policy
  • ICT: Staff Acceptable Use Policy
  • ICT: Student Acceptable Use Policy
  • ICT: E-Safety Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • School Hiring Policy (Lettings)
  • School Trips Policy
  • Whistle-blowing Policy
  • First Aid Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy

All Perins staff receive an annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training session from the DSL and complete appropriate compulsory training. Perins staff are made aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school, and this appears in the Perins Staff Handbook which is regularly updated. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, or Deputy Safeguarding Leads, or if there is an immediate safety concern, the Police.