Child Protection and Safeguarding
The Department of Education, through Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE 2018) and Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE Sept. 2020), places a duty on organisations to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people. At Naseby CE Primary Academy we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students.
On occasions, a child may disclose information of a sensitive nature to a member of staff. When this happens, staff will listen and explain clearly and calmly to children that information about their safety may mean that other people have to be informed in order to support and safeguard them. They cannot promise to keep such information confidential.
When a member of staff has any child protection or welfare concerns about a student, they have a duty to report these concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead in the school. In dealing with such instances we are legally required to follow Northamptonshire County Council’s procedures which may require us to refer to the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) team.
The academy’s safeguarding policy can be found at the following link:
Naseby CE Primary Academy takes its Safeguarding and Child Protection responsibilities very seriously. We work closely with the local authority and other appropriate external agencies to ensure the welfare of all our children. If you have any concerns about a child’s welfare, please contact a member of the Safeguarding team:
- Mrs L Cook – Head of School (Head Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Miss East – Class 3 Teacher (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Mrs Ellis - Nurture Lead
- Mrs Katrina Jones – Safeguarding governor
If you are concerned about a child outside school hours, you can call (anonymously if needed) the local Multi Agency Support Hub on 0300 126 1000 or click these links:
Drugs and alcohol
Child sexual exploitation
- Whistleblowing Advice Line – NCC
- Talking about terrorism: tips for parents
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
Statutory definition of Child Sexual Exploitation
Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.
Download the full document here: Child sexual exploitation – Definition and a guide for practitioners
Safeguarding: Keeping your child safe from knife crime
Help and Advice
- Telephone line: 0800 1111
- Child Line 1: 1 chat support: https://www.childline.org.uk/1-2-1-chat
- Help Line: 07507 329600
- Drop In sessions at Guilsborough surgery: Thursday 9th August
- Over the summer: Danetre Hospital every Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
Website with helpful advice about a range of issues affecting young people
If a child is in immediate danger, left alone or missing, you should contact the police directly and/or an ambulance using 999
To report other issues:
- Children First Northamptonshire (Children’s social care):
Telephone: 0300 126 1000
Email (secure address): MASH@northamptonshire.gcsx.gov.uk