At Mount Pleasant Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We make every effort to ensure that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
All members of staff have completed the relevant Child Protection Training and the school has a comprehensive policy so that we can provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care. Keeping Children Safe in Education was updated in September 2019 – a copy of this document can be found here.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the safeguarding and well-being of children at our school these should be brought to the attention of one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Benge, Mrs Sharratt or Mrs Sutcliffe.
You can also report your concerns online to the Initial Contact Team on 0345 678 9021 or to the NSPCC. More information on how to report concerns to the NSPCC can be found here.
As part of our school’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy. From 1 July 2015, all schools have been subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.
More information can be on the Prevent Duty can be found here.
If you are concerned about extremism in school or if you think a child might be at risk of extremism, you can contact the counter terrorism helpline on 020 7340 7264.