Pikes Lane Primary 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, they can be viewed below.
During our last OFSTED inspection, our Safeguarding Practices were deemed to be Outstanding. Those pupils that spoke with inspectors stated that they felt safe in school.
“Staff are highly vigilant and take appropriate actions to ensure that pupils are kept safe and the arrangements for safeguarding are effective”.
A recent Safeguarding review by the Local Authority reported that school has excellent and robust safeguarding systems in place which are evident within the daily operational running of the school.
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 pupils are discussed with parents first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare
Designated Safeguarding Lead
If you have a safeguarding concern please raise this with one of Designated Safeguarding Leads for the school.
The purpose of Bolton Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children in a number of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed. At Pikes Lane Primary School our Key Adult is Headteacher, L. McArdle.
The Difference between Safeguarding and Child Protection
People sometimes wonder what the difference is between the terms safeguarding and child protection.
In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies employ to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This means everything from security of the buildings, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between. This diagram sets out what Safeguarding means in schools:
As you can see, Child Protection is one aspect of Safeguarding. Child Protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
Pikes Lane Safeguarding Documents
|Safeguarding and CP Policy December 2017.pdf||Download|
|Pikes Lane Safeguarding Review Report 25th September 2017 .pdf||Download|
|Safeguarding Policy for parents.pdf||Download|
|Sexting Policy 2017.pdf||Download|
|Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions (Administering Medicine) 2017 to 2018amended.doc||Download|
|Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation policy August 2017.pdf||Download|