Franche Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We pride ourselves on our safeguarding practice and much of this involves the close working partnership that we have with our parents. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Children Policy.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism, and Operation Encompass to support children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Link to the Safeguarding Team Poster
If you have concerns that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm you should contact:
Family Front Door: 01905 822666
Family Front Door (out of hours team): 01905 768020
If you believe a child is in immediate danger of harm you should contact:
The Police: 101 or 999
All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies and act in accordance at all times.
Useful Information and links:
Early Help is an important part of supporting our children and their families as soon as a problem emerges, with the aim to stop problems escalating. Franche Community Primary School offers extensive Early Help which is tailored to support individual needs.
Link to Early Help Offer:
Links to external agency advisory services for parents and carers
E-Safety is a crucial part of safeguarding children. Alongside the school curriculum, it is important that parents/carers talk to their children about how to keep themselves safe and know what websites and/or social media children are using.
Links to useful information for Parents/Carers:
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. To fulfill this duty, Franche Community Primary School endeavour to promote the education, health and well-being of children both during and outside of the school day.
Elective Home Education
Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children, who are of compulsory school age, receive a full time education which is suitable to their age, aptitude, ability and to any special educational needs that they might have. In England, parents can fulfill this duty by sending children to school or electing to home educate them and therefore taking responsibility for the educational arrangements. Deciding to educate children at home is a tremendous investment in time and energy and there are many considerations to be made.
A new campaign from Worcestershire County Council is hailing Fostering as ‘The Best Job In The World’. The best part about fostering is knowing that you are making a positive difference to a child or young person’s life. You will be helping them to build a better future, by providing care and support at a time when they need it most.