We are completely committed to safeguarding the children in all aspects of school life and take this duty seriously.
The staff and governors work tirelessly to ensure that the children are: safe from harm, know that staff have their welfare at heart and that they will be listened to if they want to discuss a problem.
We believe that every person within the school has this responsibility, and our expectation is that they will report any concerns that they might have.
The school has a Safeguarding Team who oversee all areas of school life. You can talk to any of them if you have a concern about your child or another child.
The Team are:
Sue BlythHeadteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead & Online Safety Lead
Lucy HewerdineAssistant Head & Deputy DSL and Prevent
Kellie ParkStrategic Leader EYFS & Deputy DSL
Debs WoganMental Health Lead
We work with a wide range of agencies in our safeguarding work:
Safeguarding Newsletters - Click + for more information
Safeguarding Policies - Click + for more information
Please see below for the list of policies relating to safeguarding. These can be found HERE on our policies page, or are available on request.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding Policy COVID Appendix
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy
Safer Recruitment Policy
Mobile Phone Use Policy
Looked After Children Policy
First Aid Policy
Social Emotional and Mental Health Policy
Prevent Duty Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Whistle Blowing Policy
Safeguarding Procedures - Click + for more information
Please see below for the list of procedures relating to safeguarding.
How to report a Concern? - Click + for more information
What is Safeguarding?
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
Some common themes in Safeguarding include the following: Neglect, Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse, Children missing from Education, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Bullying including Cyberbullying, Domestic Violence, Drugs, Fabricated or induced illness, Faith abuse, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Forced Marriage, Gangs and Youth Violence, Mental Health, Private Fostering, Preventing Radicalisation, Sexting, Trafficking.
If you have a concern regarding the safeguarding of a child, please report to a member of the Safeguarding team by contacting the school
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 our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Online Safety - Click + for more information
At Fourfields, we take online safety very seriously. Online safety is embedded into the school’s Computing curriculum as well as the wider PSHE curriculum. Every year, the school takes part in the National Internet Safety Day as well as themed assemblies taking place throughout the year. This page is intended to promote online safety and well-being for pupils, parents and carers.
If you ever have an online safety concern, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Fourfields Online Safety lead is Sue Blyth –Headteacher –Designated Safeguarding Lead
We use a variety of resources to be best equipped to teach and stay up to date with online safety and digital safeguarding. This page is just one way we communicate important online safety news and guidance.
Click HERE to watch our online safety document
Operation Encompass - Click + for more information
At Fourfields Community Primary School, we will be participating in a jointly run operation between Cambridge County Council, Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and our school, which is called ‘Operation Encompass’. ‘Encompass’ has been set up to help schools and colleges provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic abuse and violence. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when they are involved in, present at or are a witness to domestic abuse.
The school will receive a confidential, secure email from Cambridgeshire’s Education Safeguarding Team, now working across both Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, before 9am or as soon as possible on the morning of any domestic incident which Cambridgeshire Police have attended where a child at their school has been involved in, present at or witness to domestic abuse.
Fourfields Community Primary School, has Designated Safeguarding Leads who have received training from the Education Safeguarding Team to allow them to use the information that has been shared to ensure that the right support is available for children and their families who have been involved in or have witnessed such incidents.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you have any concerns or questions, then please contact the school office to request a conversation with a Designated Safeguarding Lead and we will be happy to discuss this further. Further information can be found on our school website (Operation Encompass Protocol) and is available from the school office on request.
Please click HERE to view our Operation Encompass Protocol
Safeguarding in the curriculum - Click + for more information
More information coming soon!
Safeguarding Resources - Click + for more information
Cambs County Council - call 034 5045 5203 (Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm) or 0173 3234724 at any other time