Our Safeguarding Practice
At Selwyn Primary School, we believe that the welfare of every child is of paramount importance. Our school’s ethos and values ensure that pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children at our school are able to talk freely to any member of staff at our school if they are worried or concerned about something. Our safeguarding practices have been externally verified as excellent by the organisation SafeCIC, which has awarded us a Gold Standard across all areas of safeguarding (the certification is available to download on this page). Our school is currently working with SafeCIC regarding reaccreditation.
Safeguarding our children underpins everything we do at school. As part of Newham Community Learning, at Selwyn Primary School we follow the protocols and procedures outlined in the Trust wide Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, available on the Policies Page of our Trust website. The policy includes named contacts at all six schools with the Trust, was last updated in July 2023 further to the release of the DfE’s Keeping Children Safe in Education document available on this page of gov.uk, which comes into effect on 01 September 2023.
The Trust Board of Newham Community Learning has a Lead Safeguarding trustee, details of which can be found on the Governance Page of the Trust website. Our local governing body at school also has a designated governor who leads safeguarding; Siddhant Menezes.
Our safeguarding practices are further supported by our Safer Recruitment Policy, which details how all staff and volunteers are brought on board, including all the checks that are undertaken. This is also available for review on the Policies Page of the Trust website.
In addition to paid staff and volunteers, there are a number of visitors to our school. In order to ensure the safety of our children, all visitors to our school are asked to read our NCL primaries – Visitors’ leaflet and safeguarding advice which outlines our Safeguarding Procedures.
All staff at Selwyn Primary School receive annual Safeguarding Training. In addition, specific training, including Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Training and Prevent Duty Training is also provided.
Contact details for our Safeguarding Team are below:
Our Digital Safeguarding Arrangements
As per Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 (and further augmented in the July 2023 version of the same document), the comprehensive arrangements we have in place across all our school systems ensure that our children are kept safe when using the internet and its wealth of resources to support their learning. An overview of our filtering and monitoring arrangements is provided here.
In addition, we ensure that we communicate with parents and carers regarding all the websites that our children regularly interact with as part of their learning – we ensure that this listing is regularly reviewed.
This page was last updated in July 2023.