At All Saints Laxfield Primary School we have a strong culture of safeguarding. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We believe that all those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work, including those who do not have a specific role in relation to safeguarding children, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Below are our safeguarding policies and the links to key documents that we adhere to, to safeguard children:
School safeguarding polices:
Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (inc. PREVENT & Low Level Concerns) (ASST)
Child on Child Abuse Policy (ASST)
Online Safety Policy (ASST)
Safer Recruitment Policy (ASST)
All Saints Laxfield Primary School - SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT
To view our Safeguarding Statement, please click the following document:
We recognise the contribution we must make to protect children from harm and support and promote the welfare of all children. The elements of our policy are prevention, protection and support.
All Saints Laxfield Primary School - Safeguarding Officers
Mrs Katharine Minns (Head of School) Mr Daryl Jones (Executive Headteacher)
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads (ADSL)
Prevent Lead Alternate Prevent Lead
Online Safety Lead
Mr Ben Hemmings
Named Governor for Safeguarding and Prevent
Contact numbers for members of the public concerned about a child’s safety
Customer First – 0800 917 1109
MASH Consultation Line: 0345 606 1499
Suffolk Police – 01473 613500 or 999
Childline: 0800 1111
If you have any questions regarding Safeguarding and Child Protection, then please contact the school office to speak to any of the school’s Safeguarding Officers listed above.
If you have any questions regarding safeguarding and child protection or you wish to report a concern, please contact the DSL, via the school office on 01986 798344.
If your concern arises out of term-time or outside of school hours, please contact Katharine Minns via email which will be regularly checked at email@example.com or in an emergency contact Suffolk Police on 101 or Customer First on 0800 917 1109 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional safeguarding information:
What is PREVENT?
PREVENT (Radicalisation & Extremism)
The awareness of staff and pupils about this topic is a priority for All Saints Laxfield Primary School. All staff have received training on this important topic, this training is based on the PREVENT initiative from central Government and includes awareness of the CHANNEL project, that a young person at risk of radicalisation and extremism could be referred too for support. Governors are also trained in the PREVENT and CHANNEL initiatives.
The school lead for PREVENT (Radicalisation and Extremism) is: Mrs Katharine Minns (Head of School).
The named PREVENT Governor is: Mr Ben Hemmings
Pupils take part in activities based around raising awareness of British values, the importance of being internet aware, sharing with adults their worries about a friend and being an inclusive school.
If anyone has any concerns about a young person displaying radicalised behaviour or feel they are vulnerable to radicalisation please contact Katharine Minns immediately.
What is Online Safety?
Online Safety is not just about keeping safe on the internet but also keeping safe on all electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, television, etc. Online Safety means knowing about potential threats when you are online; knowing what you can and cannot (legally) do when you are online; and knowing how to protect yourself from some of the risks that are involved in using the internet. Online Safety covers 'All fixed and mobile technologies that children and young people may encounter, now and in the future, which allow them access to content and communications that could raise issues or pose risks to their wellbeing and safety'.
At All Saints Laxfield Primary School we take Online Safety very seriously. We enjoy using the internet, but we ensure that pupils are kept safe online. Online safety is a subject regularly talked about at school and Online safety is a topic covered in both Computing and PSHE.
The CEOP, Report Abuse button sits on the bottom every webpage, so that pupils know where to find it, should they ever need to use it.
Daryl Jones (Executive Headteacher) is the named person responsible for Online Safety. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
The following links are very useful for parents and pupils using the internet:
Useful Safeguarding Websites
National Online Safety (NOS) Website
Every Wednesday we receive a weekly update from the National Online Safety Team. They have produced a series of parent guides on games your child may be playing and issues that can arise from online use and gaming. Past parent guides include: Fortnite, FIFA, Minecraft, Roblox, WhatsApp, Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, TikTok, You Tube, live streaming, screen addition, online grooming, etc.
The above guides can be found at: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/
Parents can sign up to receive weekly updates from the website and if you are on Twitter, follow them at #WakeUpWednesday. I think you will find the guides very useful and informative.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. It offers advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer and has sections for children aged 4-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14+ and Parents/Carers.
The NSPCC website has lots of information about keeping children safe.
The Childline website has lots of information and advice for young people covering a variety of topics.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command)
The CEOP website has a range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child exploitation.
CEOP reporting button
If you or your child have a have a concern you want to report to CEOP, you can do so by clicking on the CEOP REPORT button found at the foot of every web page.