Safeguarding our Pupils
At Stocksbridge Junior School, the governors and staff are committed to safeguarding our children. We recognise that the safety and protection of all pupils is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting pupils from harm. We believe that the school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes all pupils’ social, physical, emotional and moral development.
Ultimately, effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre of the system, and by every individual and agency playing their full part, working together to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children in line with: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 and Keeping Children Safe in Education.
We ALL have a statutory duty to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare of children’. This means:
- providing help and support to meet the needs of children as soon as problems emerge
- protecting children from maltreatment, whether that is within or outside the home, including online
- preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, DfE 2023
Sharing Your Concerns
If you have any concerns about a pupil at this setting, please share this information with us straight away. Issues such as appearance, hygiene, behaviour, can be shared with teaching or support staff. Do not worry about reporting small matters – we would rather you tell us than miss a worrying situation.
If you think that a pupil or an adult who cares for them has been or might be harmed; please talk to a member of our trained safeguarding team immediately. You can ask any member of staff to find them to speak to you about a confidential and urgent matter.
Safeguarding Policies & Procedures
Our school Safeguarding policy is reviewed annually in line with changes made in Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Sheffield schools are subject to the local arrangements that are set out by the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership.