Safeguarding for Adults
What is Safeguarding?
Above all else, at Chaucer Junior School we are steadfastly dedicated to safeguarding our children and young people. Safeguarding is defined as the following:
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
- Ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances
Who is responsible?
Everyone is responsible for the safeguarding of children. At Chaucer Junior School, all of our staff understand that they are responsible for being curious and acting swiftly and proactively to keep our young people safe.
There are four designated safeguarding leads at the school:
- Miss T Smith - Headteacher
- Miss J Mee - Assistant Headteacher
- Mrs S Starling - Family Liaison Worker & SEND Lead
- Mrs V Farrall - Family Liaison Worker & Attendance Officer
If you have any concerns or need any advice, please feel free to speak to any of staff listed above or send an email to either of the following email addresses:
These email addresses are monitored outside of school hours and during the holidays.
There are four main areas of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual and neglect. If you have reason to believe that a child is being subjected to any form of abuse or you are concerned about their welfare, please use the following phone number to make a referral to Starting Point.
01629 533 190
If you are concerned that a child is in immediate danger, please call 999 immediately.
Other Helpful Contacts
NSPCC - National Helpline
0808 800 5000
0800 11 11 11
Prevent is a service provided by the counter-terrorist police which is in place to stop vulnerable people from being radicalised and drawn into extremism. In our area, it is important to consider that this is more likely to include anti-diversity, racist ideology.
Further information can be found on their website:
Referrals can be made by calling 0300 122 8694 or online: www.gov.uk/report-terrorism