Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. Here at Cookham Dean Primary School we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people.
Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.
The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.
School Role / Responsibility
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Year 4 Teacher
Designates Safeguarding Link Governor
All visitors to our school have a DBS. If a DBS is not available, the visitor will be accompanied by a member of staff and will not be left alone in school. All visitors will wear a visitor sticker and will have signed in the visitors book. Children and adults are encouraged to challenge anyone that they do not recognise in school and/or who do not have a visitors badge.
What you can do
Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to someone who you trust will listen. The school is required to have a designated safeguarding lead for this purpose. Parents and children should speak to the safeguarding lead if they have any concerns about a child or staff member.
If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999.
If you are concerned about a child's welfare or worried they are being abused, the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the single point of contact for all safeguarding and wellbeing concerns regarding children and young people in Royal Borough Windsor and Maidenhead. All referrals must be sent to MASH@achievingforchildren.org.uk in the first instance.
You can also phone the contact centre for the Council where you live – and remember to say the person or service you need is in Achieving for Children by calling 01628 683150.
Outside of working hours contact the Emergency Duty Service on 01344 351999.
If you are unsure the Pan Berks Procedures Manual will be able to help guide you or the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in Windsor and Maidenhead will be able to advise.
Alternatively you can call ChildLine for advice on 0800 1111 or email them by visiting www.childline.org.uk