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Safeguarding, safety and promoting the welfare of children is the highest priority for Rowanfield Infant School:  

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing the impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

There are a number of legal frameworks and definitions of safeguarding which can be found in the GLA Safeguarding Policy and Rowanfield Infant School Safeguarding Handbook.

Safeguarding is about more than Child Protection. The latter is specifically about protecting children and young people from suspected abuse and neglect.  It includes everything an organisation can do to keep children and young people safe, including minimising the risk of harm and accidents and taking action to tackle safety concerns.

Staff training

All staff are trained at least three times a year through staff meetings, training events and through regular updates. All staff undertake whole school training by the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board every two years. Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (Miss Tyler, Mrs Williams, Miss Bish, Mrs Oates, Miss George, Mrs Preedy) also update their knowledge through attending regular revision training led by the GSCB.  All staff have updated Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) training and safer recruitment training.

Our safeguarding governor also attends regular training to be updated on all issues relating to safeguarding in school. 

Regular staff meetings will address current concerns and this ensures staff can assess risk and respond to this in a timely manner.

Annually, we will complete a safeguarding audit for Gloucestershire County Council that has an action plan. This acts as a tool for our own quality assurance and ensures safeguarding concerns remain of primacy at our schools

Pupil Provision

With this in mind, the school will provide a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by our ‘4 D’s’ values; used to model and articulate British values, linked to our robust PSHCE curriculum which will be developed in relation to our own context.

For further information on Safeguarding at Rowanfield Infant School, please refer to the following documents on our policy page:

Early Help Strategy

GLA Safeguarding Policy