Child Protection

 

Safeguarding at Great Ouse Primary Academy – Our Working Definition:

“How you help children and young people to feel safe and happy, and therefore more-able to reach their potential.”

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AT GREAT OUSE IS EVERBODY’S BUSINESS – RECOGNISE AND RESPOND

We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and at Great Ouse Primary Academy we take this responsibility seriously. This includes our adherence to statutory obligations to British Values and the Prevent Duty underpinned by appropriate policies and working practices on safeguarding and welfare which are consistent across SAF.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN IS EVERBODY’S BUSINESS

RECOGNISE

When someone working with children and young people in a paid or voluntary position has acted in a way that has or may have

  1. harmed a child,
  2. committed an offence against a child or
  3. acted in a way which may indicate the person is unsuitable to work with children.

You must take action to safeguard the child. This is the case whether you witness something first hand, or as a result of a complaint or allegation made by another child or adult.

RESPOND

Do not

  • ignore your concerns, the complaint or allegation
  • start to investigate the matter yourself

Do

  • immediately discuss your concerns with the designated person at school
  • in an emergency where a child has suffered an injury and/or is likely to suffer significant harm, follow child protection procedures and contact the police and social care immediately
  • record what you have witnessed and/or all information that has been shared with you in detail including the adult and child/ren’s personal details

SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION FOR REGULAR VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS

We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and at our school we take this responsibility seriously.

If you have any concerns about a child or young person in our school, you must share this information immediately with our designated person at school.

Do not think that your worry is insignificant if it is about hygiene, appearance or behaviour – we would rather you told us as we would rather know about something that appears small than miss a worrying situation.

If you think the matter is very serious and may be related to child protection, for example, physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect, you must inform our designated person. An information sharing form will need to be be completed and these are available from the designated professional or the school receptionist.

This is important!
WHAT IS THE COST OF FAILURE?

 

Safeguarding Issues

 

Child protection Policy

 

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A CHILD

 

Keeping Safe Assembly for Children

During this assembly we will be talking to the children about how to keep themselves safe.

We will help the children to understand that it is their right to be happy and safe and we will remind them of some of the people they might be able to talk to if they feel worried or have something they want to share. We will also inform the children of the NSPCC’s Childline service.

Assembly

NSPCC - What makes Children Feel Safe Film

NSPCC - PANTOSAURUS SONG

NSPCC Website link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Great Ouse Primary Academy

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school. Great Ouse Primary Academy is a school that thinks and dreams big for its pupils. Expectations are high for all who make up the Great Ouse Primary Academy community and these standards reflect the wonderful physical environment we have developed to enable children to flourish within and beyond the school walls. We are committed to developing learners who are resilient, learners who are focused and learners who are aspirational in their goals; learners well prepared to be successful citizens of the 21st century.

Great Ouse Primary Academy opened as a brand new primary academy in September 2017 and is a proud member of Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). The school is a named feeder school for Lincroft Academy and Sharnbrook Academy. The school is a bright, modern and inspiring learning environment with up-to-date technology and vibrant teaching and learning spaces for our pupils and staff.

We believe that the school absolutely belongs to our community of children, staff, parents and carers. We urge you to actively support and be involved in the school. It is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be part of something special.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr)

Paul Ives

Principal

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