Anns Grove Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. Anns Grove will provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.
All staff will be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Safeguarding Children Board procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.
The law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The school will always make parents/carers aware of any safeguarding concerns about their child. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with parents/carers including referrals to other agencies. However, in situations where the child is suspected to be at risk of harm, the law says that schools may take advice from other agencies without informing parents/carers.
In accordance with legislation and local Information Sharing protocols, we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively. Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service. In all circumstances, the safety of the child will be the priority.
Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
At Anns Grove Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our all our pupils. If you are concerned about a child, please contact:
Sam Fearnehough Executive Head teacher (DSL)
Ann Farrar Head of School (DDSL)
Wendy Roberts Learning Mentor (DDSL)
Catherine Needham SENCO (DDSL)
Sarah Webb AHT EYFS (DDSL)
Scott Glover (Safeguarding Governor)
Mark Littlewood (Online safety leader)
Wendy Roberts also has responsibility for Looked After Children (LAC), care leavers, adopted children and any children with special guardianship arrangements.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (Advice for staff)
Statutory Guidance for schools
Working together to safeguard children (Advice for schools)
County Lines Guidance
The Prevent Duty
Safeguarding children in Sheffield
Anns Grove Safeguarding policy