Our Commitment to Safeguarding:
The well-being of children at Thameside Primary School is at the heart of everything that we do. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all our staff, volunteers and visitors to share in this commitment.
All staff members have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils at all times.
All members of staff hold an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Services (DBS) check.
All staff receive annual safeguarding training and any updates as and when they are released, or if a new member of staff joins the school.
Responsibilities and Immediate Action:
If we have a concern about a pupil or receive information that leads us to be concerned that a pupil has been harmed or is at risk of harm or their welfare is being compromised, we are required to act appropriately to ensure action can be taken to protect the pupil concerned.
In all instances concerns are passed on to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The DSL may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies where there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Thameside Primary School is:
Mrs J Bray – Headteacher
The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are:
Mrs T Perry - School Social Worker
Mrs L Billinghurst - Deputy Headteacher
Miss L Davies - Deputy Headteacher
Mrs D Kirsopp - Family Support Worker
Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Miss D Clark
All Designated Safeguarding Leads can be contacted on 01375 372188.
If you have worries or concerns that you feel need to be reported, please contact:
Thurrock Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01375 652802.
MASH Out of Hours on 01375 372468.
If you have concerns about online content click here: CEOP
In an emergency contact the Police on 999.
Also you can call the NSPCC Freephone Child Protection Helpline on 0808 800 5000.
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