Safeguarding

At Newdale Primary School & Nursery, the safeguarding of our children is the highest priority. Please use the links on the right to view our school policies and guidance for parents/carers in relation to safeguarding issue.

Below is the safeguarding team within school.  

‘Working together to keep our children safe’

IF YOU BECOME CONCERNED ABOUT THE WELFARE OF A CHILD PLEASE APPROACH A DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD:

Designated Safeguarding Leads

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Miss R Cook- Headteacher

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Mrs M Bishton- Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Powell – Inclusion Manager

Miss Newport – KS1 Teacher

Miss Clay – KS2 Teacher

 

Mrs Williams – Safeguarding Governor

 

Safeguarding Children from Abuse, Possible Signs and Indicators

Do you know what to look for, what abuse looks like? Do you know what to do if you are worried or concerned about a child you think maybe being abused?

Sexual Abuse

A child may:-

  • Behave in an sexual inappropriate way.
  • Become withdrawn or clingy.
  • Have emotional outbursts.
  • Become secretive.
  • Act out sexual acts with toys or objects.
  • Have physical discomfort –anal/vaginal soreness.
  • STI’s/Pregnancy.
  • Avoid or fear of being alone with certain people or family members.
  • Show sexual awareness beyond their experience or age.

Emotional Abuse

A child may:-

  • Have physical/emotional delay in development.
  • Over react to mistakes.
  • Say, I’m stupid, I’m worthless etc. I deserve this…
  • Freeze, become trance like.
  • Self comfort, thumb suck, hair twist or rock.
  • Self-harm.
  • Fear parents being contacted.
  • Have poor school attendance.
  • Be very passive or aggressive.

Physical Abuse

A child may:-

  • Be unusually fearful of adults.
  • Be unnaturally compliant to parents.
  • Refuse to discuss injuries/fear medical help.
  • Withdraw from physical contact.
  • Be aggressive towards others.
  • Wear cover up clothes.
  • Behave in a way that you would not expect for their age or development.

An abuser may say the child is clumsy, fabricate or induce illness in a child.

Neglect

A child may:-

  • Be dirty or smelly with unwashed clothes.
  • Persistently have inadequate clothes or equipment, ie no coat or PE kit.
  • Turn up to school hungry not having breakfast. Asking for or stealing food.
  • Have untreated injuries, missed doctors or dental appointments.
  • Skin sores, rashes, flea bites, scabies or ringworm.
  • Be thin or have a swollen tummy.
  • Be tired and/or pale.
  • Have poor language, communication and social skills.

So what …? Do you know what to do if you have even the slightest concern?