Safeguarding and Child Protection at Crown Meadow First School and Nursery
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and to protect them from harm. Safeguarding means: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment; preventing harm to children's health or development; ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
Our school takes safeguarding very seriously and the school's Safeguarding Lead supports families if there are any safeguarding concerns. The school works closely with Worcestershire Children First and offers families a high level of support. All staff receive regular safeguarding training and know precisely how to identify and report concerns. The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Reed and the Deputy Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) are: Mrs Athey and Mrs Crawford. Their training is updated at regular intervals. Our school actively engages in an inter-agency approach to support families.
As part of our curriculum provision we ensure that children are taught to keep themselves safe, whether it be through anti-bullying, PSHE lessons, E-Safety sessions, age-related sex and relationship education and through a range of visitors who update the children on strategies to keep safe.
Sometimes, we may feel that extra support or expertise may be needed to help support some families. When this happens, after chatting with our Family Support Worker and/or SENDCo and gaining consent, we will signpost or refer some families to other agencies such as Family Support Workers, Worcestershire Children First, Children and Young Peoples Services (CYPS), Psychologist and Occupational Therapy to name just a few.
Our commitment to safeguarding our children and their families underpins all that we do at Crown Meadow. If you have any concerns or worries, please do not hesitate to contact the DSL or School Office at anytime.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Reed.
Phone: 0121 445 4540