"Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility."
The Child Protection Policy has been written to demonstrate how all at Clore Shalom adhere to the guidelines as set out within the current DFE document: Keeping Children Safe in Education.
At Clore Shalom School we help all our children to become:
- Kind and confident individuals who are able to live healthy, safe and fulfilling lives;
- Respectful and responsible citizens who make a positive difference to our world with a 'chesed' (loving kindness) approach;
- Resilient learners who develop their independence and ability to problem solve.
The staff and governors at Clore Shalom School work together to keep children safe by establishing and maintaining an environment where:
- Children know that adults are ready to listen, and are encouraged to talk if they have a worry or concern;
- Children feel safe in the knowledge they will be listened to and taken seriously if they raise a concern with any adult in the school;
- Staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors feel safe, are encouraged to talk and are listened to when they have concerns about a child;
- Through the curriculum, children can develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse;
- Children who are at risk from harm are supported and kept safe.
To do this we:
- Prioritise safeguarding and consider this could be a possibility for any concern;
- Ensure that all staff, governors, visitors and contractors have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to protect children;
- Use safer recruitment procedures to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children;
- Maintain a single central record and ensure that any new staff, governors, volunteers, visitors or contractors obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service certificate prior to working in the school;
- Record and act on concerns about children;
- Follow up on lateness and absences as these can be early signs of a more serious issue;
- Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice;
- Report any causes for concern to the Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) Team.
Cause for Concern
All staff are expected to report any causes for concern to the Designated Safeguarding Leader or Deputies. Any concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children 'disclosing' concerns. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. Unless it is not safe for a child, we would always aim to achieve this with a parent's consent. Our Child Protection policy can be found in the policies section of this website. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to Mrs Lax.
Our Safeguarding Team
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Lax, Mrs Cohen, Mrs Goldsmith and Mrs Garfen: please contact them if you have any concerns.
Our Single Central Record is maintained by Mrs Almeida and Mrs Lax.
Our Safeguarding Governor is Geraldine Louch.
DSL- Mrs Carly Lax
Deputy DSL-Mrs Karen Cohen
Deputy DSL-Mrs Sophie Goldsmith
Deputy DSL-Mrs Carly Garfen
Governor responsible for safeguarding-Mrs Geraldine Louch