At Ivegill CE School the safeguarding of our pupils is of paramount importance. Our procedures and protocols for children ensure that we meet the expectations outlined by the Department for Education in ‘Keeping Children in Education’ document.

In our school, we establish and maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, encouraged to talk and are listened to. Children in our school can talk freely to any member of staff if they are worried or concerned about something.

All staff, either through induction or training, know how to recognise a disclosure from a child and will know how to manage this. We will not make a promise to any child and we will not keep secrets. Every child will know what their chosen adult will have to do with whatever they have been told.

We endeavour to work in partnership with other agencies and seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to develop activities and opportunities within the curriculum which equip the children with the skills they need to recognise harmful and unsafe situations and behaviours. Our policies and procedures outline the ways in which we maintain a culture of vigilance to help protect the children in our care.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Stainton (Headteacher), the alternate Designated Safeguard Lead is Mrs Hale and Mr Trickett. Our safeguarding governor is Mrs Harrison-Longworth. The Designated Teacher for Children in Care is Mrs Anderson.

All members of staff are DBS checked and all have Level 1 Safeguarding training. The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Level 3 trained and the school secretary is Level 2 trained.

All members of the governing body are DBS checked and have completed their safeguarding training.