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This addendum applies due to COVID-19, and reflects updated advice from the Department of Education (DfE) and our 3 local safeguarding partners, known as Bexley SHIELD: Bexley Safeguarding Partners In accordance with government guidance, schools re-opened for all pupils from 8th March 2021. The government's roadmap details the route, in 4 steps, to ease the country out of National Lockdown. All relevant Jubilee policies, policy addenda and risk assessments have been updated in-line with the DfE guidance for schools https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/schools-coronavirus-covid-19-operational-guidance
While COVID-19 measures remain in place, the safeguarding and child protection policy will take account for the continuation of some changes in normal safeguarding and child protection practice in line with a range of DfE guidance including COVID-19 guidance for children's social care, Restricting attendance during national lockdown, Actions for Early Years providers, Providing Remote Education information to Parents.
Jubilee School is part of Trinitas Academy Trust and we are working closely with our partner schools in collaboration with the Trust’s CEO, Trustees, Governors and Trinitas Central Services (TCS) to continue to safeguard all our children and staff during this unusual time.
While COVID-19 measures are in place, the safeguarding and child protection policy will take account for some changes in normal safeguarding and child protection practice in line with the Department for Education’s guidance and should be read in conjunction with that policy.
This addendum applies during the period of school closure due to COVID-19, and also reflects updated advice from the Department of Education (DfE) and our 3 local safeguarding partners, known as Bexley SHIELD.
Jubilee School is part of Trinitas Academy Trust and we are working closely with our partner schools in collaboration with the Trust’s CEO, Trustees, Governors and Trinitas Central Services (TCS) to continue to safeguard all our children and staff during this time.
Jubilee School Safeguarding Statement (updated 2.02.21)
Jubilee School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and young people. We expect all adults (staff, including temporary staff, volunteers, governors) to share this commitment and play a full and active part in protecting our pupils from harm. At Jubilee, every child's welfare is our paramount concern. We have a large, experienced Safeguarding Team to reflect our commitment to keeping all our children safe.
At Jubilee, safeguarding is the responsibility of every single staff member, volunteer and governor.
We believe that Jubilee School must provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical, moral and cultural development of the individual child.
We have a wide range of robust policies and procedures in place that ensure our safeguarding commitment is fully achieved including: Safeguarding and Child Protection, Online Safety, Safer Recruitment, Prevent, Whistleblowing, Data Protection suite to name a few. Please refer to the list below as well as the Key Info section on our school website.
Furthermore, additional safeguarding procedures have been devised to extend the school's duty of care to all its pupils during Remote Education and Online Learning, National Lockdown.
We actively support the government’s Prevent agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.
Family and friends, who may be worried that someone is being drawn into terrorism, can seek advice on the website launched across the week beginning 16th November 2020 - the new 'Act Early' website can be found: https://actearly.uk/ The website aims to increase concerned family and friends' awareness of where to go for further information and support.
Furthermore, as of 20th November 2020, the national Prevent advice helpline became live - 0800 011 3764. Prevent Officers will provide reassurance and practical advice, in confidence, to concerned friends and families.
In accordance with the Department for Education’s publication Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE September 2020 - January 2021 Post EU Exit update), all staff receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training which is regularly updated. This ensures we are all vigilant and fully aware of our roles and responsibilities - a robust and rigorous approach is vital.
In addition all staff members receive regular safeguarding and child protection updates (for example, via email, e-bulletins, staff meetings and briefings). These updates take place regularly throughout the year which is much more than the minimum annual requirement - this is to provide staff with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively.
Should a pupil disclose information of a sensitive nature to a member of staff, staff will listen and explain clearly and calmly to the pupil that information about their safety may mean that other people have to be informed in order to support and safeguard them. They cannot promise to keep such information a secret. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s safety and welfare.
When a member of staff has any child protection or welfare concerns about a pupil, they have a duty to report these concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. In dealing with such instances, we may be required to involve external agencies including Local Authority Social Care.
Jubilee School takes its Safeguarding and Child Protection responsibilities very seriously. We work closely with Local Authority and other appropriate external agencies to ensure the welfare of all our pupils.
At Jubilee, the Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs P Davies (Principal) who is ably supported by the designated safeguarding team:
Mrs E Wallace (Vice Principal - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs J Fallon (SENCo – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for P/LAC)
Ms J Monroe (Senior Learning Mentor - Senior Safeguarding Lead)
Miss J Brown (Assistant SENCo - Child Protection Officer)
Mrs A Page (Health and Safety Officer)
Mr S Luker (Trinitas Business Director and Data Protection Officer for Trinitas Trust)
Miss C Mitchell (Governor with responsibility for safeguarding at Jubilee School)
If you have any concerns about a child’s welfare, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team on 020 8310 2933.