Staff Safeguarding Resources
Click on the links in the table below, to read or download the briefings
|What are 7-Minute Briefings?||Social Media||Mental Capacity Act||Child on Child Abuse|
|Female Genital Mutilation (FMG)||Get Safe|
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
Link to KCSiE document
Key Changes from Sept 2022
All School staff must have read Part One of KCSiE, even if they don’t work directly with children.
DSLs and SLT must read all parts.
Key Changes to Part One: safeguarding information for all staff
- term peer on peer abuse changed to child on child
- DfE document ‘Advice on Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in
schools and colleges’ (DfE, 2021) was merged with KCSiE
- includes a new paragraph stating that children may not feel ready, or know how, to tell someone they are being abused.
- Domestic abuse has been added to the list of safeguarding issues that all staff should
be aware of.
- Domestic Abuse can be: can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial, or emotional
- Domestic Abuse can impact on children through seeing, hearing or experiencing the effects of
domestic abuse and/or experiencing it through their own intimate relationships.
- Added- low level concerns, allegations against staff and whistleblowing that should be included in the staff behaviour policy.
Contextual safeguarding looks at how we can best understand these risks, engage with children and young people and help to keep them safe.
The children in our school are most likely to have experience, witnessed or be at risk from: violence and sexual offences, anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and arson, drugs and public order offences. Because of this our PSHE curriculum includes foci on all these areas. This is supported by moral teaching in RE and the School ethos of care and service to others, underpinned by the Gospel Values, the Catholic Schools values and British Values.
Here are the local crime statistics for the School’s post code for January 2023:
Lower Priest Lane
Other Contextual Safeguarding in our School
From our School data (from those families we are supporting at Early Help and those open to Social Workers) that within our school context domestic abuse is also a concern.
Domestic abuse has been added to the list of safeguarding issues that all staff should be aware of. The guidance makes it clear that domestic abuse:
• can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial, or emotional
• can impact on children through seeing, hearing or experiencing the effects of domestic abuse and/or experiencing it through their own intimate relationships.
We address this with our pupils by teaching respect and tolerance and working with children to develop their understanding of, and ability to, for collaborative and equal relationships and through our ethos and beliefs of treating everyone as if they were Jesus.