Sileby Redlands Community Primary School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff share this commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of all our children is paramount. Our school provides a safe, secure and caring environment in which the children can flourish. To meet this expectation, we closely follow our school’s Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy, as well as our E-Safety and Positive Behaviour Policies. Details of these policies can be found under the ‘School Policies’ section of this website.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Reporting a Safeguarding Concern
If you have a safeguarding concern about a pupil in school you should report it to either a DSL in school or Leicestershire County Council using the link below:
It is important for parents to be aware that:
Staff and volunteers in the school have a duty to report concerns about a child, whether this means the child may be in need of additional support or help of some kind or whether it is thought that a child may have been abused or be at risk of abuse.
There are 4 categories of abuse:
In some cases the school is obliged to refer children to Early Help of the Social Services Department, for children to be assessed for their needs or if an investigation into possible child abuse is required. In many cases there will already have been discussions between school staff and the parents of the child, and the situation and concerns will not be a surprise to the parents. However, parents may not be told that the school has referred their child to Early Help or the Social Services Department if it is thought that this might put the child at risk. The Social Services Department tries to carry out its enquiries in a sensitive fashion. It has to gather information and generally it can be open with parents about the steps being taken.
If school staff need to express concerns about a child or refer a child to Early Help or the Social Services Department, it is understood that this can cause distress or anger for the child’s parents. It is important that all parties (including parents and school staff) try to discuss these matters as calmly and sensibly as possible.
It is our aim to create confident e-learners, who have the skills to choose and use technology efficiently, adapt their skills to meet the challenge of new technologies, use a range of technologies to communicate effectively and appropriately. At Sileby Redlands Community Primary School we have a strong commitment to E-Safety. All our pupils are taught about keeping safe online as a part of our curriculum. We embrace the use of technology in school and ensure that our pupils not only master the skills of using this technology, but most importantly the knowledge and awareness of how to keep themselves safe while doing so. We also feel that it is crucial for parents to fully understand how to ensure their child is safe when using the Internet at home and as a school we do all we can to support you in this.
Below are the photographs of our DSLs, as well as their job descriptions, roles and responsibilities:
Headteacher | Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Headteacher | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead | Prevent Single Point of Contact
Assistant Headteacher & SENCO | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead | Children in Care | Previously Looked After Children & Mental Health
Office Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Family Support Worker | Deputy Safeguarding Lead | Designated Safeguarding Lead for Attendance
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for Online Safety
Please see the School Policies page for our Safeguarding Policy