Safeguarding Children Statement
Chacewater School Safeguarding Children Statement
At Chacewater the safety and welfare of all children is of paramount importance. Parents
send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure
environment in which their children can flourish. Chacewater School therefore has to
ensure that this expectation becomes reality.
Appointments of Staff and induction of newly appointed staff
All staff that are appointed to work at Chacewater Primary School have a Criminal Record
search called a DBS check. This search highlights people who have a criminal record or if
previous allegations have been made against them. If staff are found to have a criminal
record the appointment is reconsidered by the Headteacher and the Personnel Committee
of the Governing body.The Head teacher sits on all appointment panels where the candidates are external applicants.New staff are inducted into safeguarding practices. It is the responsibility of the Headteacher to familiarise new staff with procedures and policy which affect the health
and safety of the school but especially the children.
The designated safegaurding lead (DSL) is Mrs. Emma Law. The designated governor is Mrs. Nikki
Burrows. It is vital to tell the DSL of any concern about a child as early as
possible so that a decision can be made about referral to social services.
The child protection policy includes a statement of physical restraint. This school follows
DFES guidelines 10/98 which asserts that physical restraint may be used if there is the
possibility that a child may be about to cause harm to him/herself or to another. It also
asserts that on no occasion should physical contact be used as punishment.
All allegations of abuse by or complaints of a teacher will be dealt with according to the
Cornwall Safeguarding Procedures.