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Safeguarding Children Statement

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Effective child protection is essential as part of wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

In Green Lane the health and safety and well-being of all children is of paramount importance. We strongly recognise the need for vigilant awareness of safeguarding issues. It is important that all staff have appropriate training and induction so that they understand their roles and responsibilities and are confident about carrying them out. Staff, pupils, parents and governors should feel secure that they could raise any issues or concerns about the safety or welfare of children and know that they will be listened to and taken seriously. This will be achieved by maintaining an ethos of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and protecting staff.

At Green Lane, the Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss A. Baker. Miss Baker works with staff in school to ensure safeguarding procedures are carried out efficiently. Miss Baker can be contacted via email or phone to discuss any safeguarding concerns.

Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. A wide range of policies and documentation is in place to ensure that this expectation becomes reality.

These include the following:

  • Administration of Medication
  • Adult Helper Protocol
  • Asthma Policy
  • Asthma Medication Procedures
  • Anti Bullying (with reference to internet & mobile phone bullying)
  • Bodily Fluids and Clinical Waste
  • Child Protection Policy (including the prevent duty)
  • Continence Management Plan
  • Data Protection Policies
  • Drugs Policy
  • Educational Visits Policy
  • E – Safety Policies as follows:
    • Acceptable Use Policy
    • Mobile Phone Policy
    • E-Mail Policy
    • Photographing and Videoing Policy
  • Fire Evacuation Plan
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Holiday and Absence Policy
  • Looked After Children Policy
  • Inclusion Policy
  • Induction Policies
  • Management of Allegations against Staff Policy
  • Positive Behaviour Plan
  • Safe Recruitment and Selection Policy
  • Safeguarding Code of Conduct
  • The Prevent Duty for Schools
  • Security Policy
  • Sex Education Policy
  • Single Equality Scheme
  • Whistleblowing Policy

These policies are updated on a regular cycle, outlined in the Policy Review Cycle, to reflect the changing needs of the pupils who attend our school.

This is supported by appropriate induction and training, briefing and discussion of relevant issues and relevant learning in line with current legislature and guidelines.

In addition the curriculum deals with safeguarding in a number of ways

  • In subjects such as Personal, Social and Health Education relevant issues are discussed with the children. Topics include such themes as Drugs, Sex and Relationships and Stranger Danger. Children are encouraged to explore and discuss these issues
  • The curriculum is designed so that safety issues within the subject are discussed and safe practices taught, such as using equipment properly in PE and Science etc
  • Through visits and visitors – at all times there has to be appropriate staffing levels and when the curriculum is taken out of school appropriate and agreed pupil/adult ratios are maintained. The lead adult always assesses visits as to the level of risk and all trips are finally authorised by the Head Teacher. Visiting speakers, with correct clearance are always welcome into school so that can give specialist knowledge to the children
  • E-Learning is encouraged with access both in school and at home to a variety of e-learning packages. These are always fully e-safety evaluated and children taught responsible internet use

For further information please refer to:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

All Green Lane staff have been trained and are regularly updated on the contents of this document.

Please click here for a list of external organisations that deal with safeguarding concerns.


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We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.