Naphill and Walters Ash School

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Safe-Guarding

Reasoning

It’s important to consider each other’s points of views and accept differences of opinion. We help to give our children the ability to think through problems and challenges for themselves, and be able to explain their thoughts and actions.
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It’s important to consider each other’s points of views and accept differences of opinion. We help to give our children the ability to think through problems and challenges for themselves, and be able to explain their thoughts and actions.

Responsible

We encourage our children to be responsible, particularly for their actions, learning, belongings and environment.
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We encourage our children to be responsible, particularly for their actions, learning, belongings and environment.

Safe-Guarding

What is this all about?
Our school has a Safeguarding Policy for staff, families and governors.

This booklet is a ‘child friendly’ version for you.

What is it for?
A Safeguarding Policy (sometimes called a Child Protection Policy) is a document that the adults in the school refer to so that they can keep you all safe and happy whilst you are at school and also outside of school. In this booklet you can read about the ways that we are all working together to achieve this. And, what you can do if you don’t feel safe and you don’t feel happy.

In this booklet you will read about, ‘a trusted adult’ on every page. So, what does this mean?

‘A trusted adult’ is a grown-up who you know well enough to feel comfortable talking to and who you know will listen to what you have to say. A grown-up who will offer you support and advice, and provide the help you need.

Who could be a trusted adult?

It could be:

  • a family member
  • a teacher
  • your head teacher
  • a teaching assistant
  • a midday supervisor
  • a Before or After School Club supervisor

Is someone bullying you?
Bullying is behaviour by a person or group repeated over time that intentionally hurts another person or group either physically or emotionally. It can happen at home, on the playground, in the classroom, on the way to and from school, on-line, by text, when you are out playing.

If this is happening to you or to someone you know, then tell a trusted adult.

DO NOT KEEP IT A SECRET

Remember – you have the right to feel safe and happy.

Is someone saying strange things to you?
You should tell a trusted adult if someone has said something to you that makes you feel uncomfortable, weird, strange or afraid. This could be face to face, when you are on-line or in a text.

If this is happening to you or to someone you know, then tell a trusted adult.

DO NOT KEEP IT A SECRET!

Remember – you have the right to feel safe and happy.

Is someone asking you to keep secrets, to lie to your family, or threatening you?
You should never be asked to lie to your family or friends. It is wrong if someone asks you to keep big secrets from your family. 

If someone threatens you or your family if you don’t say or do what they want you to, it is wrong.

If this is happening to you or to someone you know, then tell a trusted adult.

DO NOT KEEP IT A SECRET!

Remember – you have the right to feel safe and happy.

Is someone touching you?
You must tell a grown up at school if someone touches you on a part of your body that you don’t want them to touch because it is a private part and it makes you feel uncomfortable, unhappy or unsafe.

If this is happening to you or to someone you know, then tell a trusted adult.

DO NOT KEEP IT A SECRET!

Remember – you have the right to feel safe and happy.

Is someone hitting, punching or hurting you, or regularly causing you to feel pain?
If someone is causing you to feel pain because they are hitting you or attacking you so that part of your body is hurting badly then you need to tell.

If this is happening to you or to someone you know, then tell a trusted adult.

DO NOT KEEP IT A SECRET!

Remember – you have the right to feel safe and happy.

Is someone trying to give you cigarettes, alcohol or drugs?
If someone offers you something that you know you should not have, or tries to make you drink or take something, it is wrong.

If this is happening to you or to someone you know, then tell a trusted adult.

DO NOT KEEP IT A SECRET!

Remember – you have the right to feel safe and happy.

Have you seen something online or in a text that made you feel afraid, upset, or worried?
If you have seen or heard something when you are online, either at home or at school, that you found scary or worrying then you should tell someone. This could be frightening or rude images, bad language, people hurting each other or threats. It could be in photos, film or words.

If this is happening to you or to someone you know, then tell a trusted adult.

DO NOT KEEP IT A SECRET!

Remember – you have the right to feel safe and happy.

Is someone trying to make you believe something different to what your family and school believe in?
If someone tries to make you believe that the good beliefs and values that your family and your school have are wrong, and they try to persuade you to believe in something that you feel is bad, then you should tell an adult.

If this is happening to you or to someone you know, then tell a trusted adult.

DO NOT KEEP IT A SECRET!

Remember – you have the right to feel safe and happy.

What will happen if you do tell a trusted adult at school about something that is happening to you or to someone else?

  • We will listen to you.
  • We will give you support, and try hard to find ways to make things better for you.
  • We will take what you tell us seriously.
  • We will make sure that you are safe.
  • If we do not have all the answers to help you then we might contact other kind adults who will be able to give you the help you need.

BY NOT KEEPING IT A SECRET

You will begin to feel safe and happy again.

And finally…

if you need to talk to someone but you don’t feel able to share your problem with an adult at home or at school, then you can get help and advice from ChildLine.

You can go to their website by putting the word ChildLine into your search engine.

https://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

You can phone Childline on:  0800 1111

Remember – you have the right to feel safe and happy.

Safe-guarding policies