Welcome to our Safeguarding page. Safeguarding is central to everything we hope to accomplish as a team at Chaigeley School. On this page you will be able to meet our safeguarding team, view our policies and procedures, access useful material or resources on this subject and view our latest initiatives.
Safeguarding and Whistle blowing form an integral part of the staff interview and induction process. All staff are required to read and sign an acknowledgement to demonstrate awareness and understanding of the Keeping Children safe in Education (KCSIE) document.
The Safeguarding Team are aware of the procedures for working with multi agencies from all our user authorities.
Safeguarding/Whistleblowing issues- Chris Zastawny (Governor). Michael Hennessey (Chair of Governor’s) is also a point of contact if preferred. Contact details are available from the front office.
Warrington Safeguarding Team. If you are unable to speak to any of the above people you may contact WSCB for advice and support. Tel: 01925 443126 E-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
All staff undergo regular safeguarding training at Chaigeley to keep up to date with the latest developments, trends, legislation, government guidance, good practice and support in relation to safeguarding. Training is undertaken in a variety of ways including: via regular SLT communications, distance learning via the Educare platform, in-house workshops, via our safeguarding leads and by visiting training providers who have expertise in specific safeguarding areas. This network of training means we are at the necessary level of preparedness to enable us to effectively safeguard our pupils and deal with with safeguarding issues.
This section provides a range of useful links to help educate parents and staff to keep children safe.
http://warringtonlscb.org/ Warrington Safeguarding Childrens Board: This website gives practical advice about the services offered in relation to the safeguarding of children in and around Warrington. Information is given on how to make a referral along with a list of useful contacts should you have a concern or require advice. Use this site if you have a concern about any child.
Know IT All for Parents: This website provides a unique, interactive guide to help you keep up to date with how children use the Internet and how you can support them in keeping safe. It is produced by ChildNet International.
ThinkUKnow for parents:This website, from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, has a section dedicated to parents with lots of useful advice. In particular check out the parent webcast!
Social Networking:This website, from ChildNet International, gives some useful advice on social networking, which lots of young people use on a daily basis.
Get safe Online has plenty of guidance on offer regarding all aspects of online safety and specific safeguarding issues and all aspects of digital usage. https://www.getsafeonline.org/
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ The NSPCC website has a section for parents with advice on Internet safety.
https://www.getsafeonline.org/blog/a-parents-guide-to-mobile-phone-safety-for-children/ Get safe Online has guidance on mobile phone safety for children
For further information regarding safeguarding issues visit the following sites
Chaigeley Educational Foundation has recently implemented the Educare training system which provides online accredited training on a variety of Safeguarding issues. As part of ongoing CPD all staff are required to complete the safeguarding training and to complete tests on each module. Staff are required to pass each module to prove they have completed the training. Staff who fail the modules beyond the maximum allowed limit will be be required to undertake further face to face training from our Safeguarding leads to ensure they have the required level of understanding.
As part of our on-going commitment to safeguarding and looking after the emotional well being of our students Chaigeley have signed up to the Tootoot initiative. Tootoot is an online platform accessed either by website or app that provides students a safe voice to be able to report incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, racism, extremism, radicalisation, sexism, mental health and self-harm directly to their place of learning. Chaigeley school have a team of mentors assigned who can give these pupils someone who can listen and advise when they needs it. Tootoot gives students an alternative way to disclose their concerns when they are unable to do so face-to-face. Tootoot also provides a repository of materials that can also be used to educate staff and pupils on key issues.
For more about the features of Tootoot see the link below