Safeguarding

As a school we treat child protection issues with the upmost importance.

Mr Gary Wright (Headteacher) is the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Alison Forster (Deputy Headteacher), Miss Stacy Nicholson (Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs Paula Thomson (Family Liasion Officer) are the Designated Safeguarding Deputies.

Our Child Protection Policy is regularly assessed and updated. Please find our most recent version, which was updated in October 2016, below.

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Prevent Training

The Governors of Usworth Colliery Primary School along with the Headteacher have reviewed the Prevent advice outlined by Government. All staff have undertaken Prevent training.

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:

  • Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)

Please click here for a link to the official government document.

Reporting Something

Please click here for a link to the Process Map for reporting a Prevent Concern for a Vulnerable Child and/or a Vulnerable Adult.

If an incident occurs within school we use CPoms to log it and record any developments. For more information click here.

The children have been working on resources to promote both online safety and anti-bullying. For further information please click on the relevant links below:

Anti-Bullying

E-Safety