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Safeguarding


 

At Chase Bridge we recognise that it is everyone’s moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.

 

Our safeguarding commitment

We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. The best interests of the child are considered at all times. We are committed to identifying concerns early and putting into place early help when necessary. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. If a child is in danger or at risk of harm, action should be taken immediately to protect that child.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It also relates to aspects of school life including:

  • Pupils’ health and safety
  • The use of reasonable force (restraint)
  • Meeting the needs of children with medical conditions
  • Providing first aid
  • Educational visits
  • Intimate care
  • Online safety
  • Appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context

 

Who is responsible for safeguarding at Chase Bridge?

Every member of staff is responsible for safeguarding here at our school. The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) for child protection in Chase Bridge is Brian Ostro (Deputy Headteacher).

In the event the designated safeguarding lead is absent the deputy designated people in this school are:

  • Daniel Bishop (Headteacher)
  • Kate Gauvain (Assistant Headteacher and SENCO)
  • Amy Gray (Welfare and Engagement)

The nominated governor for this school is Mike Dormer (Chair of the Governing Body).

 

Operation Encompass

Chase Bridge has signed up to the police initiative Operation Encompass that helps the school to provide silent support to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident of domestic abuse, where there are children in the household who have experienced the domestic incident, the police will inform the DSL in school before the child or children arrive at school the following day. This ensures that the school has up-to-date relevant information about the child’s circumstances and can enable silent support to be given to the child according to their needs.

 

SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

 

Get In Touch

Chase Bridge Primary School
Kneller Road
Twickenham
TW2 7DE

020 8892 1242
info@chasebridge.richmond.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mr Bishop
School Business Manager: Mrs Kan