‘Keeping children safe in Education, DfE, 2015, defines safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as:
‘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. ‘Children’ includes every one under the age of 18’.
Safeguarding at Parkfield Primary
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children working with social care, the police and health services both to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this common commitment.
- If you are concerned about the safety of any child in our school, you must report this to one of the Safeguarding Team.
- If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff or volunteer in our school you must contact the designated Safeguarding Lead or in their absence, a member of the Safeguarding Team.
Please click here to: Download Safeguarding guide for visitors and volunteers
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs C Palfreyman *(Headteacher)
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Miss J Steele (Senior Leader)
Link Governor for Safeguarding: Mrs Karen Bracken (Senior Leader)
The school also receives support for pupils with medical needs from the NHS Pennine Care school nurse service. The telephone number for the school nurse service is 0161 716 5990
Please click here for policies related to safeguarding.