This Safeguarding information is for all staff and volunteers who work at Tottington Primary School. Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone who comes onto the school premises, in either a paid or a voluntary role.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, relating to children at Tottington Primary School, the Safeguarding Designated person is:
Mrs Deborah Taylor, Head of School
In case of absence, the next person to contact regarding safeguarding is:
Steven Groutage - Assistant Headteacher
The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is:
Mr John Wood
All public documents regarding safeguarding policies and procedures can be found in:
The staff area of the school website
Employed members of staff, who have a log in, should record concerns on CPOMS.
Forms for others to document concerns are available in the school staffroom.
The health, safety and well-being of all the children at Tottington Primary School are of paramount importance to all the adults who work in our school. Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. In our school we respect our children. The atmosphere within our school is one that encourages all children to do their best. We provide opportunities that enable our children to take and make decisions for themselves. We work to create a culture of security to enable them to feel valued, listened to and to know that their wishes and feelings are respected.
We recognise that abuse and neglect can result in underachievement. We strive to ensure that all our children make good educational progress.
Teaching personal, social and health education and citizenship, as part of the National Curriculum helps to develop appropriate attitudes in our children, and makes them aware of the impact of their decisions on others. We also teach them how to recognise different risks in different situations, and how to behave in response to them.
Our school policies have been developed to ensure the school fulfils the principles, requirements and any statutory duties established by:
Education Act 2002
Children Act 2004
Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007
Working together to safeguard children 2015
Safer Working Guidance DfE 2014
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
The Prevent Duty Advice June 2015
Revised guidance on “Children missing in Education”.
The school will also follow the procedures set out by Bury Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB).