SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION AT MARLCLIFFE PRIMARY
At Marlcliffe Primary, the governors and staff are committed to safeguarding all of 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 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education.
We ALL have a statutory duty to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare of children’. This means:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- 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
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, DfE 2018
Click here to go to Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board's website we follow their all policies and procedures.
The Safeguarding Children Team at Marlcliffe Primary includes:
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Clare Hayes (Headteacher) – is responsible for implementing policies & procedures, allocating resources to the safeguarding team & addressing staff safeguarding concerns.
Designated Safeguarding Deputy - Fiona Turner (Deputy Headteacher)
Designated Safeguarding Deputy - Sarah Adams (Assistant Headteacher)
Designated Safeguarding Deputy - Sherren Barratt (Learning Mentor)
Looked After Children (LAC) Designated Teacher ~ Liz Neale : promotes the educational achievement of ‘looked after’ children who are on the school role, and helps staff understand issues that affect how they learn and achieve.