Ensuring our children are safe is our key responsibility. We work as a staff family to develop children's awareness and understanding of being safe through our formal curriculum and through informal conversations with children. Our children are aware that safety is a our main priority.
We ask, “What is our important job?”
Our children respond, “To keep us safe.”
We ask, “What is your important job?”
Our children reply, “To help to keep everyone safe.”
Our children are taught to use their big voice when something does not feel right.
The Headteacher is our Designated Safeguarding lead, Miss Barlow and Mr Davies working also as Designated Safeguarding leads. If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child in school or in the community, you can speak with either of the Designated Safeguarding leads. Our School Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Lucy Maskew-Snell.
Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from every type of abuse, getting the right support in place as early as possible and creating an environment in which children and young people feel safe and healthy.
At Silverdale Primary Academy, we take the welfare of children in our care very seriously. Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line the DfE document, Keeping Children Safe in Education and have also undertaken in Prevent Training as well as Safer Recruitment Training.
Please read our Safeguarding Policy on our Policies page to find out more. To request paper copies, please speak to the school office.
Our Designated Child Protection Officers are:
If you have a concern about the welfare or well-being of any of our pupils, please contact the Designated Child Protection Officer. You can also call the First Response Team at Staffordshire County Council on 0800 131 3126.
There is a wealth of information online about the various forms of abuse and how to keep children safe. If you would like more information or help with any kind of abuse, please click on the links below.