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Equality and Safeguarding


Equality and Safeguarding
Equality

St Helen's staff and governors are totally committed to promoting equity.  For us this means tackling the barriers that could lead to unequal outcomes and advancing equality of opportunity, fostering good relationships within and between groups and individuals and celebrating the diversity of our school community.
We believe that equity should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of our school and wider community.  Every member of our school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religious belief, faith tradition, sexual orientation, age or for any other characteristic that could make them more vulnerable than others.  
We strive to promote equity and, when we formed our policy, we created a working party of parents and governors to champion this.  Our Single Equalities Policy details how we intend to proceed and includes a plan of action.


Our Equality Objectives:


  1. Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimization
  2. Advance equality of opportunity
  3. Foster good relations across all characteristics



Safeguarding

The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead is the deputy Headteacher -  Mr M.Jarvis. He can be contacted through the school office.

The Alternate Safeguarding contacts are the Headteacher - Mrs K. Hodgetts and Maths Lead Miss L. Shete.

It is essential that staff and governors do everything we can in order to ensure the safety and welfare of all children including working closely with other agencies.  Staff are trained to be alert to children's needs and concerns and are aware of their responsibilities and procedures for recording and reporting.  
Here are a few of the measures we take in order to ensure that our children are kept safe from harm...
  • risk assessments - on the building, activities and pupils
  • recruitment checks on all staff including volunteers
  • annual inspections carried out by external consultants
  • staff induction programmes
  • regular staff training
  • policies on all aspects of safeguarding including online-safety
Suggested e-safety website links for parents:  

The internet can be a very useful tool, however, it is very important to stay safe online. You can learn all about online safety (and what to do if you feel worried) on the 'Think u Know' website. It has lots of useful information and resources for children and parents. Have a look at their       website http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

The school's Safeguarding Policy is available below.

Prevent Duty

All staff at St Helen's undertake Prevent duty awareness training and are aware of the signs of radicalisation alongside all other Safeguarding considerations.

A parental leaflet on the Prevent Duty is available below.

For more information on radicalisation and what to do if you are worried, please see the below link:

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