At St Margaret’s C of E Primary School, we regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority. We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen.
We will ensure that:
- The welfare of the child remains paramount.
- All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/ or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm.
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
- All staff and volunteers working at our school have a responsibility to report concerns to the DMS (Designated Member of Staff for Child Protection)
We follow the guidelines as set out by West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board (WSSCB).
We have a Child Protection Policy which is in the policy section of the website.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act, which came into force on 1 July 2015, requires certain authorities, including schools, to "have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism". This is known as the 'Prevent Duty'.
The Prevent Duty is a safeguarding responsibility.
The Prevent Duty leaflet was sent to parents and carers in the Spring Term 2015. Please see a copy below.