This page explains the many ways in which we work to keep children safe.
Every adult who works or volunteers at Freegrounds Infant School has a role to play in safeguarding children and adheres to our Safeguarding principles.
Our safeguarding principles
- Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
- We provide a safe environment
- We are vigilant about identifying signs of abuse, neglect and vulnerability to radicalisation
- We teach children to keep themselves safe, personally and educationally
- We promote positive behaviour and relationships
How we keep our children safe
- in the classroom
- around the school
- when they are unwell or need medicine
- on school trips and visits
- in PE and sports lessons
What does safeguarding mean?
You hear the phrase 'safeguarding' used a lot, particularly in schools.
Click below to find out what it really means
Our Child Protection Policy
Who is the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)?
Support for parents
Are you worried about your child?
Please use the links below to help you safeguard your child
Report a concern to Hampshire Social Services
The Safe Parenting Handbook
NSPCC Online Safety
NSPCC - 'Share Aware' campaign
My Family's Changing
BULLYING: the role of parents in protecting their children
PARENTS: HELP YOUR CHILD SAY "NO"!:
In school, we teach children to be assertive (within our CARES program) but Childline offers the following tips to parents on how to help children say "NO"
Say it with confidence:
Be assertive. If's your child's choice and they don't have to do something which makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable. They may also find that other children in their group agree with them but they didn't have the confidence to say it first.
Try not to judge the other child:
Make sure they talk about the 'choice' they don't like, rather than the other child. By respecting their choices, they should respect your child's.
Spend time with friends who can say 'no':
It takes confidence and courage to say no to their friends. Encourage your child to spend time with other friends who also aren't taking part.
Suggest something else to do:
If your child doesn't feel comfortable doing what their friends are doing, get them to suggest something else to do.
Any child worried about peer pressure or online worries can contact Childline on 0800 1111