Iver Village

SAFEGUARDING Statement

At this school, the health, safety, and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us.

Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you and your child to ensure they enjoy a positive learning environment which supports them to achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.

To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy include all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Disclosure and Barring checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council and in line with current legislation.

We are also mindful of our responsibilities under section 157/175 of the Education Act 2002 and 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018'. We have a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection,  Mrs. N Raher, our Headteacher and one Designated Safeguarding Lead. Our second Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Miss K Sibley and Mrs R Swift. They have received appropriate training for these roles.  In addition, all staff receives child protection awareness training on a regular basis to support them to develop their understanding of risks both in the real world and online, which may impact on our children and their welfare. As a school, we believe safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility

Occasions do arise when our concern about a child requires us to consult other agencies.  While we would always aim to work in partnership with parents, there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.

On very rare occasions Social Care, while undertaking an investigation under Section 47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without a parent's knowledge.   This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk of harm.  To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.

The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to our Headteacher Mrs. N Raher or your child’s class teacher.

Safeguarding Statement 2019 

Link to online and e-safety information and guidance page. 

Designated Safeguarding Contacts 

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs. N Raher (from Sept 1st, 2018)  01753 655104 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead(s): Miss. K Sibley and Mrs. R Swift 01753 655104

Nominated Governor: Mr. Stafford Salt 

Child protection guidance for visitors and volunteers. 

Guidance on the Use of mobile phones in school.