Safeguarding

Ivanhoe College fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. The aim of our Safeguarding Policy is to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The pupils’ welfare is of paramount importance.

"All pupils we spoke to say that they feel safe in school. They know which staff to approach if they have an issue or a concern and they are confident that they will be helped to resolve it." - Ofsted

 

There are four main elements to our Child Protection Policy:

  • Prevention (e.g. positive school atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support to pupils, safer recruitment procedures);
  • Protection (by following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns;
  • Support (to pupils and school staff and to children who may have been abused);
  • Working with parents (to ensure appropriate communications and actions are undertaken).

The school adopts an open and accepting attitude towards children as part of its responsibility for pastoral care. Staff encourage children and parents to feel free to talk about any concerns and to see school as a safe place when there are difficulties. Children’s worries and fears will be taken seriously and children are encouraged to seek help from members of staff.

Our school will therefore:

  • Establish and maintain an ethos where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk, and are listened to;
  • Ensure that children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty;
  • Include in the curriculum activities and opportunities for PSHE/Citizenship which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse (including online), and to know to whom they can turn for help;
  • Ensure every effort is made to establish effective working relationships with parents and colleagues from other agencies;
  • Operate safer recruitment procedures and make sure that all appropriate checks are carried out on new staff and volunteers who will work with children, including identity, right to work, enhanced DBS criminal record and barred list (and overseas where needed), references, and prohibition from teaching.


Safeguarding in the Curriculum

The following areas are among those addressed in Life Skills and in the wider curriculum

  • Bullying/Cyberbullying
  • Drugs, alcohol and substance abuse
  • E Safety / Internet safety
  • Stranger danger
  • Fire and water safety
  • Road safety
  • Domestic violence / Relationships / Consent
  • Diversity issues e.g. forced marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Honour Based Violence (HBV)
  • Sexual exploitation of children (CSE)
  • Extremism and Radicalisation
  • Criminal Child Exploitation (CCE)

 

To read the full version of the Ivanhoe Safeguarding Policy please click here.

 

Operation Encompass

Leicestershire schools are part of Operation Encompass. The police will inform us by 9.00am on the next school day if a child or young person has been involved in or witnessed a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools allows the provision of immediate early intervention through ‘overt' or 'silent support’, depending upon the needs and wishes of the child. We believe that this kind of early intervention is every child’s right.

 

Named safeguarding staff and contacts

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mr.G.Bellmore
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s:  Mr D Berrow and Mrs T. Winfield, Mrs A. Allford, Mrs E. Cresswell, Mrs V. Sharpe, Mrs S. Lane
  • Nominated Safeguarding Governor:  Ann Wilton

 

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