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Safeguarding Statement

At Roding Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors, volunteers and to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.


We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. These have been developed from the guidance provided by the Local Authority and other external specialists, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the policies section on our website.


On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parents/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.


If you think a child may be suffering or are concerned that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse in the past, please contact the Barking and Dagenham Safeguarding Team on 020 8227 3811. If a child is at immediate risk of harm call the police on 999.