Safeguarding

Milton Primary academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. Our staff and volunteers share this commitment and work as a team to provide a safe, happy and nurturing environment for all of our pupils. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and at Milton we recognise that we all have a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking action.

At Milton Primary our Designated Safeguarding Leads are; Mrs R Bailey (Acting Headteacher) and Miss L Parry (Family Welfare Co-ordinator).

Mrs Bailey and Miss Parry take lead responsibility for any child protection issues in school.

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr J. Brown (Assistant Headteacher), Mr A. Jones (Assistant Headteacher), Mrs M. Mifflin (Early Years Lead Practitioner) and Miss L. Foden (Family Welfare Assistant)

At Milton, we have a dedicated welfare team who provide positive links between the academy and our parents and carers. Our team are able to provide emotional support to pupils and facilitate necessary interventions to ensure we promote good mental health and well-being. We access support and services through a multi-agency approach and we are able to sign post parents and carers to any agencies that may provide help and guidance to our families. The welfare team are on hand every day for all of our pupils and their families to offer guidance, help, and support and sometimes just to listen.

We have a child centred approach which allows our team to provide the best possible support and outcomes for our pupil’s and their families. We ensure that our pupils can identify trusted adults within our academy should they need to share any worries.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that concerns about pupils are discussed with parents and carers unless we have reason to believe that sharing this information may put a child at risk. We work in partnership with the local authority when we have concerns about a child that require a higher level of support. Often, we work with families through early intervention in order for children to be well educated, healthy and safe, cared for by resilient families and strong communities.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent strategy to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. Designated staff access training to expand our knowledge and skills within this area and also other specific areas such as FGM, CSE and domestic abuse. We ensure that our training, work and practice encompasses the Stoke on Trent priorities for safeguarding – child sexual abuse, neglect including toxic trio and mental health.

Useful information can be found using the links below:

Online Safety

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

CSE

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-sexual-exploitation

Child Mental Health – Every Mind Matters

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/?WT.tsrc=search&WT.mc_id=EMMParentsSearch&gclid=CjwKCAjwkoz7BRBPEiwAeKw3q3q79ufQi7nSrFdetUt6Ix7XjI720qPdhcaen-vQXAGXLIh4xCAvJBoCU14QAvD_BwE

Parent Mental Health

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/#signs

New Era Website

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/west-midlands/new-era-staffordshire-and-stoke-trent

We have policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy which is below.


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