at Bloxwich Academy Primary
Bloxwich Academy Primary is committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We fully recognise our responsibilities for safeguarding and child protection. Our policy and procedures apply to all staff, governors and those visiting the school.
The designated senior leader for Safeguarding at Bloxwich Primary is Ms S Shepherd (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or, in her absence: Ms L Northhall (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
If there are any concerns that a pupil may be at risk of abuse or neglect, in almost all circumstances we will talk to our parents/carers about our concerns and we will also explain if we need to refer our concerns to outside agencies. We will inform parents/carers if we need to make a referral, but in some circumstances we may need to make the referral without consulting. We will only do this if we genuinely believe that this is the best way to protect a pupil and the fact that we did not have consent from a parent/carer to the referral will be recorded.
Safeguarding through the Curriculum
Pupil safeguarding and the promotion of fundamental British values are a core business of our work at Bloxwich Academy Primary School. Great importance is placed on identifying opportunities in the taught curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding. Our broad curriculum gives pupils opportunities to experience life in all its diversity, to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that significantly impact on personal development, behaviour and welfare and equips every child with the knowledge and skills required for personal safeguarding.
Our PSHE curriculum covers all areas of Safeguarding through each of the strands to a different degree, however, some go into more detail. We are sensitive in our teaching and recognise that some more sensitive subjects need to be taught at an age-appropriate level, or at a small group or 1:1 level where a more urgent need arises. This is further enhanced by the assembly ‘theme of the week’, circle time activities and visitors to the school.
Our Religious Education and assemblies include learning about different beliefs and festivals and provide the opportunity to address many aspects of safeguarding.