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Safeguarding – Designated Staff

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

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We are aware that many children use the smartphone app ‘Snapchat’. Whilst we recognise that this app is intended for children 13 years old or above, we thought you might like to be aware of some concerns around new features of it.

‘Snapchat’ has released an update called ’Snap Map’ which allows the user’s location to be shared among ’friends’. This feature broadcasts the exact location to ‘friends’ on a map, which is accurate enough to determine the location of the user. This information is enough to build up a picture of where the user lives, their travel route and where they go to school. This is a serious safeguarding concern for children.

Letter to Parents Year 5 and 6 – SnapMap contains full details on how to switch off location sharing on Snapchat.

Download Letter to Parents Year 5 and 6 – SnapMap >>

Child Safety on YouTube: Parent Factsheet

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There have been news reports about inappropriate children’s videos on YouTube. These are videos that initially appear to be for children but become violent or disturbing. We are pleased to provide a fact sheet that explains how you can protect your child when they are using YouTube apps or the website.

Download Child Safety on YouTube: Parent Factsheet >>

CLPS Prevent Strategy

The Cannon Lane Primary School Prevent Strategy has been written in response to and in line with government guidance and forms part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy which seeks to:

  • Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat faced from those who promote these views
  • Provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • Work with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of radicalisation which need to be addressed, including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, the internet and health

All schools are required by law to teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Download Statement On Preventing Radicalisation Pupil Safeguarding – Prevent >>

At Cannon Lane Primary School we are dedicated to ensuring the children are happy, safe and successful. As you would expect, safeguarding every child’s welfare and wellbeing is our top priority.

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.

Download CLPS Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2016 >>


Safe Recruitment Procedures

The safer recruitment of staff in schools is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in education. Cannon Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please download our Safer Recruitment Procedures document which details procedures for safer recruitment >>


External Organisations

If you wish to find out more about keeping children safe, the websites of the organisations below have lots of information: