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Safeguarding for Visitors and Volunteers

We welcome visitors and volunteers to our school; however, we are committed to the safeguarding of all our pupils and all staff.  Visitors and volunteers have a shared responsibility for this.

In line with statutory guidelines, we do have strict procedures in school to ensure the safety of our pupils and we ask that you please adhere to these.

When your visit is planned for the first time, you will receive an email confirming your visit. The email will also contain two documents which we ask all visitors and volunteers to read. You will need to sign the visitor & volunteer agreement.

 

(You can print, sign and bring it with you or we can print it out for you when you arrive)

The document can be viewed by clicking on the below link:

 

To assist you in adhering to the statutory guidelines and our school's visitor procedures, we ask that you please read the following documents prior to your visit:

Safe Guarding Policy & Keeping Children Safe in Education

On Arrival

You will be greeted at the main doors by a member of the school office team. You will be asked to sign in via our electronic system. If this is your first visit you will be asked to provide photo identification and your DBS certificate if applicable. If all checks have been completed, you will be issued with a green lanyard, which you must use to display your visitor badge and wear at all times whilst in school.

If you do not have your DBS certificate and therefore all the checks could not be completed, you will be issued with a red lanyard. If you are wearing a red lanyard, you will be supervised at all times during your visit by a member of school staff.

When you leave school, you must report to the school office and sign out on the electronic system so we know that you're no longer in the building. You must return your lanyard to the office staff and exit via the main doors.

 

In the interest of safeguarding, we ask you to ensure to adhere to the following instructions:

  • Switch off your mobile phone / device and store in your bag.
  • If you do need to use your mobile phone or camera enabled device, please do so in an area that is not accessed by the children, this includes corridors.
  • Do not take pictures, videos or sound recordings of any pupils unless you have sought permission from the Headteacher.
  • If you are working with a child, please ensure the class teacher is aware of this, where you are working and approximately how long for.
  • If you are working with a child, please do so in a space that is open, have an open door or be visible by others through a window.
  • If you have a concern about a child please pass this on to the child’s class teacher, who will then follow our safeguarding procedures. If they are not available, please speak to either our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) whose details can be found here.(Details can be found on the Safeguarding page)
  • If you have a concern about another adult in school, please ask to speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Officers.
  • Always share concerns with school staff, no matter how small they may appear, and don’t keep them to yourself
  • If a child says something to you that you think could be a safeguarding concern, act as above, and if possible write down what was said immediately. Listen to the child, do not question them or promise them that it will remain confidential between the two of you.
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