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Downsview Community Primary School - Safeguarding

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Downsview's Safeguarding Statement

Downsview Community Primary School recognise that providing children with a positive ethos and safe environment, whereby children feel safe, secure and respected; children have the confidence to talk openly and the knowledge and trust that any concerns they share, will be listened to and followed up accordingly, is a priority at our school. It is paramount that we safeguard and promote the welfare of each of our pupils.

It is the responsibility of all our staff, governors, parents, families, pupils and the wider school community  to play an essential role in making our school community safe and secure. All our staff and visitors are equipped with the knowledge through regular training to recognise possible abuse. If abuse is suspected, staff and visitors are confident in our procedures to ensure that children are given the correct support and protection.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs McGarrigle and Miss Selmi. In school, we have safeguarding posters in every classroom and in shared areas that are child-friendly to help children identify who the DSLs are. We also have safeguarding leaflets in our office area, so that everybody in the school community is aware of the DSLs, how concerns are reported and responded to in our school and how as visitors, they too play a part in safeguarding our pupils.

Below is a copy of the safeguarding poster which is present in every classroom:


Below is a copy of our safeguarding leaflet which is present in our office area - all visitors MUST read this before they enter the building:


If you have any issues or concerns relating to child safety, please contact one of the DSLs (Mrs McGarrigle or Miss Selmi), or any other member of staff in school; we are always available to listen.

We are here to keep our children safe - safeguarding is paramount at Downsview Community Primary School.