Glen Park Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all our pupils and recognise that each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. All staff and any volunteers who work within the school are given clear guidance in how to behave and work with children. They are highly vigilant and well trained to report any concerns they have about a child's well-being swiftly. At Glen Park Primary will always talk with parents if concerns have been noted and will keep them informed should we feel it is necessary for us to report these concerns to another agency. Children know they can talk about their worries to an adult they trust.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding the safety of a child either inside or outside of school, you can contact our designated safeguarding lead teacher who is Anthony Hutchings (Headteacher). In his absence, you can contact the nominated deputy Claire Duncan (Deputy Headteacher). If either of these people are unavailable you can speak to Kathie Baker (Buddies Lead Playworker & Designated safeguarding lead).
Our safeguarding governor is Simon Davis, who can be contacted via the school office.
All staff who are employed within the school, are required to adhere to our 'Safeguarding Code of Conduct'. This code is designed to give clear guidance on the standards of behaviour all school staff are expected to observe at all times to ensure the safeguarding of our children. A copy of the Code of Conduct can be viewed here.
Our safeguarding procedures are monitored by the Governing Body and by Plymouth City Council. Further information can be found via the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board website at http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/localsafeguardingchildrenboard/
Glen Park Primary and the Governing Body fully recognises its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm. We also follow safer recruitment practices when appointing new staff and volunteers. Our staff and governors undertake annual training in this area to ensure the welfare and safety of our children remains paramount.
We have a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy that applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school and we all follow the Safer Working Practices document. To access these documents please click on the links below:
The Prevent Duty