Safeguarding – Designated Staff
Mrs Brown – Designated Person for Child Protection
Mrs Rea – Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection
Dr K Day – Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection
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
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
(ref. HM Government, 2015, Working together to safeguard children)
Deputy Head Mrs Brown is Cannon Lane Primary School’s Designated Person – our safeguarding lead. Assistant Head Mrs Rea is the Deputy Designated Person and works closely with Mrs Brown. Both designated teachers have completed Level 3 Safeguarding training with Harrow Local Safeguarding Children’s Board. In addition, Head Teacher Mr Phillips also has this level of training.
The Designated Person is the main contact point for any safeguarding issues within the school. The role involves keeping up to date with legislative and administrative changes in procedures; ensuring staff are trained in aspects of safeguarding including child protection protocols; liaising with external agencies such as health and social care professionals; working with the Headteacher and Governors to ensure Cannon Lane Primary School is meeting the needs of all children.
Cannon Lane Primary School also has a Safeguarding Governor, Dr. K. Day who supports the school in matters of strategy, policy and accountability.
Safeguarding is the responsibility of all members of school staff which is why a regular training programme is delivered to everyone at Cannon Lane Primary School whether they are teaching staff, admin staff, midday supervisors or after school club providers. All members of staff, including volunteers and after school club providers, have completed either Level 1 or Level 2 Safeguarding training.
If you wish to find out more about keeping children safe, the websites of the organisations below have lots of information: