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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Marlborough Primary School is committed to ensuring and promoting the welfare and safety of all our children in school as part of our moral and statutory responsibility.

We believe that children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any child in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

The Head Teacher, Staff and Governors of Marlborough Primary School regard safeguarding as one of our most important priorities. As such, safeguarding is a golden thread which runs through everything we do at school from recruiting staff to keeping the site free from hazards; from teaching and learning to the way we care for all children, particularly the most vulnerable. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, therefore, is not contained in a single document but in an umbrella of policies which you can find below.

If we are successful in our work in this area; children will:

  • Feel safe at Marlborough Primary School and know how to get involved to make it an even greater place to learn “For Every Child’s Bright Future”;
  • Know and understand the articles form the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;
  • Know how to keep themselves, their teachers and their school friends safe on the outside and safe on the inside;
  • Know how to use the internet safely;
  • Know that they have the right to practice their own religion and the responsibility to ensure that this right is available to all;
  • Understand that British values also include the support of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of others.

If you were to visit our school on any given day you would see, distributed around the walls, several of the articles of the UN Convention. More importantly you would hear children using these articles to help them make decisions.

On any day you might find a class involved in a PSHE (personal, social, health education) lesson, perhaps sitting in a circle, learning through discussion, games and activities how to make and keep healthy relationships. On special days, there are usually quite a few each year, you might become involved in making a healthy eating smoothie, or getting to know "Hector" who helps protect young children on the internet. You will meet staff who have been subjected to rigorous checks before they were allowed to teach in our school and who have regular training in safeguarding.

If you were to join the children going out of school on an educational visit you would know that there had been a risk assessment of this trip beforehand and that plans were in place to deal with different contingencies.

Holding all this together is our safeguarding group. This is composed of school staff and governors and members of outside organisations, for example the community police. The group meet regularly and work on new initiatives that come from national or local government, take part in reviewing the policies and planning our special days. They can also act as an advisory group to school if there are any international, national or environmental issues that could affect the safety of our children.

We live in a fast changing and exciting world, with many opportunities for our children. Hand in hand with the opportunities go potential dangers. Our task is to work with our parents and community to equip the children that come to Marlborough Primary School with the knowledge and skills they need to take the exciting opportunities, whilst remaining safe.

At Marlborough Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils. If concerned about a child, please contact:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: 
Mrs Daphne Byron
Mrs Claire Robinson-Jones

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: 
Mrs Ann Savage
Miss Monique Ring
Mr Ryan Briody
Miss Samantha Bourne
Mrs Ayseha Kilji

Deputy Safeguarding Lead / Looked After Children (LAC) Lead:
Mrs Ayesha Kilji

Safeguarding Governor:
Ms Sonia Moore

The school has a suite of policies and procedures in place which outline the arrangements for the ongoing provision for children's safety.  These are listed below and can be accessed from the Policies Page:

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2016
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Code of Conduct
  • Code of Practice for students, volunteers, parents and carers
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • e-Safety Policy
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Whistle-Blowing Policy
  • Use of Reasonable Force Guidance, DfE 2013: Updated 2015
  • Intimate Care Policy
  • First Aid Policy
  • Educational Visits Policy
  • Harrassment and Bullying Policy
  • Allegations of Abuse against Staff Policy and Procedures
  • Mobile Phones for Staff and Children Policy