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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Policy Statement

Mitchell Brook Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People. All staff working with these groups are expected to share a commitment to this. Adults employed by the school, contractors or volunteers within the school will be expected to report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children and/or young people in accordance with agreed procedures.

 

If any conduct in relation to the safeguarding of children or young people gives cause for concern, the Council’s agreed Child Protection procedures will be followed, alongside implementation of the school’s Disciplinary Procedure.

 

Safeguarding Team and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) 

The school has a Safeguarding Team who have up-to-date and regular training.

Helen Box - Deputy Headteacher (DSL)

Theresa Landreth - Headteacher (DDSL)

Shanneka Simpson - Pastoral Support Manager Safeguarding and Attendance (DDSL)

Elton Scarlett - Pastoral Manager Behaviour and Welfare (DDSL)

Fionnola Ryan - Welfare Officer(DDSL)

 

To contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads, please email: safeguarding@mbrook.brent.sch.uk

 

Are you worried or concerned about a child or young person?

If you are worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused, you can also contact the Brent Family Front door as soon as possible to discuss your concerns:

  • Office hours (Mon – Fri 9am - 5pm): Call 020 8937 4300 (option 1)
  • Outside office hours: Call our emergency duty team on 020 8863 5250

If you are unsure that a child or young person at risk or has been abused - it’s still OK to report a suspicion. Brent Family Front door team will listen to your concerns and decide what to do.

They will ask for your details but you can choose not to share them. If you do not feel comfortable about telling them, you can also speak to a police officer, teacher, health visitor, doctor or the NSPCC.

The most important thing is to speak to someone who can help.

NSPCC PANTS

As part of our whole school Safeguarding Summer focus in collaboration with Brent and Ealing council, we are currently supporting the NSPCC in sharing their Talk PANTS campaign in school. This has been developed to help prevent abuse from happening to any child. Talk PANTS encourages parents to have simple conversations with their children to help keep them safe, teaching children five key messages:

 

• Privates are private.

• Always remember your body belongs to you.

• No means no.

• Talk about secrets that upset you.

• Speak up, someone can help.

 

Families guide to PANTS

Online Safety (e-safety)

Helen Box is the Designated Safeguarding Leader with the responsibility for this area.

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children.

We are therefore delighted to announce that Mitchell Brook have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all parents and carers.  

The resources include Parents & Carers courses, online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics, including:

 

  • Online Relationships
  • Fake Profiles & Social Bots
  • Online Bullying
  • Online Grooming
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Harassment & Violence
  • Sexting
  • Live Streaming
  • Online Identity
  • Screen Addiction
  • Online Challenges
  • Overspending
  • Social Media Platforms

 

  • Online Gambling
  • Radicalisation, Terrorism & Extremism
  • Age Inappropriate Content
  • Copyright & Ownership
  • Hacking
  • Fake News
  • Online Fraud
  • Online Reputation
  • Personal Data
  • Pornography
  • Targeted Adverts & Pop-Ups
  • The Dark Web
  • Games & Trends

 

To sign up, please follow the link sent to you via email or contact the school office for details

 

 

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