Safeguarding / Child Protection
Here at Thrunscoe Primary and Nursery Academy we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and we will follow our procedures and policies to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. Please click on the link to access our Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy. Thrunscoe Academy Policies
Our main priority above anything else is to make sure that all of our children are safe by promoting their welfare and keeping them safe from harm. Listed below are the members of staff that make up our Safeguarding Team.
Mrs Jill Goodwin - Head teacher and Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead
Mrs Kerry Allen – Wellbeing Mentor and Deputy Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead
Mr Simon Bate – Senior Assistant Head Teacher and Deputy Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead
How do we keep our children safe?
- Having a dedicated Safeguarding/Child Protection Team of three identified members of staff (see above)
- Having an up to date Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
- Having an open door policy where concerns can be shared in confidence
- By ensuring our staff members receive the relevant training when needed to stay up to date with the latest safeguarding procedures and information
- Where necessary, by sharing information with the appropriate agencies when concerns are raised
- Completing the checking procedures to ensure all staff members have the suitability to work with children and young people
What to do if you have concerns about a child or young person
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OR WELLBEING OF ANY CHILD YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD ACT WITHOUT DELAY.
If you have a concern about a child or young person, you can contact:
- Our Safeguarding/Child Protection Team
- Contact Family Services 1) Family First Access Partnership (FFAP) Team on 01472 326296 for guidance relating to low level concerns or 01472 325555 to report serious concerns
- Report a concern online via North East Lincolnshire’s Local Safeguarding Children Board website (LSCB) http://nelsafeguardingchildrenboard.co.uk/
- Contact the police on 101 or 999 if in an emergency
You should report any concerns, however small they may seem, as soon as you possibly can. Everyone has a responsibility to keep children safe from harm. Many people worry that their concerns or suspicions may be wrong or that they are interfering unnecessarily or that someone else might report it. Our advice would be to report in any case to the academy or to the MASH team where they can give advice and the professionals can process the information you have.
Local Safeguarding Children Board – Website dedicated to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in North East Lincolnshire
NSPCC – The leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands
Samaritans – Finding out a child is struggling to cope can be a frightening and distressing discovery for parents. The Samaritans offer support for parents of a child who is struggling to cope.
Young Minds – Advice and helpline for parents who are worried about their child’s behaviour or mental health.
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Local Safeguarding Children Board
North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board can be found by clicking on the link below.