Child Protection Statement
The health, safety and well-being of all our children are of paramount importance to all the adults who work in our school. Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school.
At Stanton St Quintin we respect our children. The atmosphere within our school is one that provides a physically and emotionally safe and secure environment. We provide opportunities which enable our children to take and make decisions for themselves.
Our teaching of Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship (PSHE & C), as part of the National Curriculum, helps to develop appropriate attitudes in our children and helps them learn how to recognise different risks in different situations, and how to behave in response to them.
If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of a child at our school, please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
Mrs Karen Winterburn (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs Sarah Matthews (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs Fiona Farquhar is our nominated governor for safeguarding and child protection.
If you feel that a child is in immediate risk, you should phone the police.
The school's safeguarding policy is reviewed and updated annually. Keeping our children safe and supported is paramount at Stanton St Quintin Primary School. Our practices and policies reflect this.
Please download our school's current safeguarding documentation below.
For the Statutory guidance - Keeping children safe in education - click link below
NSPCC Helpline - Parents, carers and members of the public can contact the NSPCC helpline whenever they're worried about a child by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, texting 88858 or contacting us online at nspcc.org.uk/helpline. The helpline is free, available 24/7 and calls can be made anonymously. This service can also be used for general advice and guidance.
Need-to-Know Guides - Further information on a range of issues can be accessed through a series of guides. These include leaving children home alone, holding babies safely, and spotting signs of abuse and neglect.
PANTS - The Underwear Rule: Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried. Using age appropriate language, PANTS allows parents to have difficult conversations around sexual abuse without even mentioning the word 'sex'.