The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) receives a notification from Borough of Poole Social Care when Police have visited a home in respect of a Domestic Abuse incident where a pupil of the school resides. This only contains the address and name of the pupil concerned. The DSL will liaise with the relevant staff in the Progress Team to ascertain our knowledge of the circumstances in the family home and contact Social Care in instances of concern or where more information is required.
Carter Community School is committed to providing the highest possible standards of safeguarding and child protection. The aim of safeguarding and child protection is to ensure the safety and well-being of a student, and the student’s interests, should always be paramount.
Our safeguarding leads are Mrs Milliner and Ms Davidson. Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have a concern. Ms Davidson is also the designated teacher for Looked After Children. The link governor for safeguarding and for Looked After Children is C. Wicks.
Members of staff have a professional responsibility to share relevant information about the protection of students with other professional agencies. A member of staff must, therefore, never promise confidentiality.
As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. The NSPCC can help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe.
It's more than just physical safety. A big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. Helping them develop healthy emotional bonds from infancy can have a lifelong effect, and a strong relationship can make it easier when you want to discuss issues such as expressions of sexual behaviour or self-harm.
As your child grows older, you'll also worry about how to keep them safe when you're not always around. When is a child old enough to be home alone? And how can they keep safe when they're out on their own? You'll also want to teach them about online safety and the dangers of sexting.
Of course, some people find it awkward to talk about some subjects. So if you don't know how to talk to your child about difficult issues, these pages on the NSPCC website will provide helpful advice and support.
Information sourced from www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/
Please see the link below for the latest information from the NSPCC regarding letting children out on their own: