Dearham Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school and all our staff, governors and volunteers have Child Protection training. We are an Operation Encompass school which means we have direct links to and from the police regarding incidents of domestic violence.
As a school we always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. We have an open door approach for parents to come and discuss with us their concerns and worries regarding their children. The school’s child protection policy is available publicly.
School is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse e.g. those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (ref. KCSiE para 107), those living in adverse circumstances. We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.
Overarching Safeguarding Statement Sept 2022
Child Protection Policy and Procedures 2022 2023
Safeguarding Leaflet for Visitors and Contractors
Victim Support Leaflet
Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership
Prevent Policy 2022