An updated version of KCSiE has been published following the DfE’s recent consultation. Please see the link below to view.
The DfE has attended to the many suggestions put forward during consultation and has clearly taken these into account. The DfE has also listened to calls for the recent changes to come into effect from September and therefore as this guidance will commence from 5th September 2016, we are currently updating school staff and amending all relevant school policies in light of required changes and these will be ready over the next few weeks.
DfE's summary of the changes is as follows:
"The changes aim to strengthen the guidance so that all staff are clear as to their responsibilities in safeguarding children and know how to respond if they have concerns about the welfare of a child.
Main changes include:
Between November 2016 and February 2017 our school is taking part in a pilot of a new project that will run jointly between Stalybridge schools and Greater Manchester Police. This project is called Operation Encompass. It aims to support children who are affected by domestic violence by ensuring that their school is informed. This allows the school to support the children. If you have any other questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
All staff, including temporary staff and volunteers are subject to stringent background checks including clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure their suitability for working with children.
Whilst the prime focus of Stalyhill Infant School is to secure the best educational provision for the child, the school believes that the safety, welfare and care of children is paramount. We are therefore committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted into our care at all times.
Our designated Child Protection Lead Person is Mrs L Lockett.
Our deputy Child Protection Lead is Mrs L Plant.
Our Child Protection Link Governor is Mrs J Nolan.