Child Protection

 

Banks Road Infant and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below or in the policies section on our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

As part of our safeguarding delivery, Banks Road Infant and Nursery School follows the procedures set out by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (formally called Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board). New safeguarding arrangements are required by the Children and Social Work Act 2017, Working Together to Safeguard Children (updated February 2019) and Keeping children safe in education (updated September 2021) which set out how agencies should work together to safeguard children and promote their welfare.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead

Carole Clemens (Head teacher). Contact: head@totonbanksroad.notts.sch.uk

 

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Nicola Pursglove and Helen Taylor (Assistant Head teachers). Contact: office@totonbanksroad.notts.sch.uk

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mr Iain Mack (Chair of the Governing Board)

 

If you have urgent concerns for a child, or suspect that a child has been abused in any wasy, please call The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 500 80 90 (8.30 – 17.00) or out of hours on 0300 456 4546, email www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/MASH

In an emergency, call 999, to report a crime, call 101.

 

Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc.

 

We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. We ask parents to notify us on the consent forms when your child is admitted to school.

 

eSafety web links:

Think You Know - Online Advice for Parents

NPPCC Talk PANTS - keeping your child safe from sexual abuse

Google's Interland Online Safety Game