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Safeguarding

Our Safeguarding team consists of: 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jane Bennett

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Leanne Gregory 

Safeguarding Governor: Ann Parkinson

If you have any concerns about the safeguarding of a child, please contact us for support. 

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means:

• protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

• preventing harm to children's health or development

• ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

• taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

• Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

You can make a referral to North Somerset Council’s “Single Point of Entry” with any concerns on 01275 888 808

You can find our Safeguarding Policy below :

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare.  It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Prevent Strategy

From 1st July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism".  This duty is known as the Prevent Duty.  It applies to a wide range of public-facing bodies, including all primary and secondary schools.

Schools can build pupils' resilience to radicalisation by providing a safe environment for debating controversial issues and helping children to understand how they can influence and participate in decision making.  Schools are already expected to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils and, within this, fundamental British values.

Mandatory Reporting of FGM - Procedural Information

From 21st October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, that someone under 18 has undergone FGM.

To obtain more information on FGM please click the link below for Keeping Children Safe in Education - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

Online safety

Flax recognises the benefits and opportunities that new technologies offer to teaching and learning.  We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement.  However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use. 

Useful numbers are listed below, or click on the name to be taken directly to their website.

National Childline: 0800 1111   

NSPCC: 0800 800500  

Women’s Aid: 0845 023 468

Samaritans: 0845 790 9090 

NAPAC (National Association for Persons Abused in Childhood): 0800 085 333

KIDSCAPE (Preventing Bullying Protecting Children): 0207 730 3300  or 08451 205 204   

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

For more information about preventing radicalisation and extremism please visit this website:http://educateagainsthate.com