Safeguarding

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding children is the responsibility of all staff that come in contact with children. Castlebar School has an extensive safeguarding policy (Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy) that is regularly reviewed and updated to give guidance and direction.  The Castlebar School – Staff Code of Conduct includes statutory child protection requirements and the standards of behaviour expected of staff.

Latest DfE Guidance: Keeping Children Safe in Education

 

Data Protections and Information Sharing

Castlebar School Privacy Notice

Data Protection Act 1998: How we use pupil information

We collect and hold personal information relating to our pupils and may also receive information about them from their previous school, local authority and/or the Department for Education (DfE). We use this personal data to:

  • support our pupils’ learning
  • monitor and report on their progress
  • provide appropriate pastoral care
  • assess the quality of our services

This information will include their contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics such as their ethnic group, any special educational needs they may have as well as relevant medical information.
We will not give information about our pupils to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. If you want to receive a copy of the information about your son/daughter that we hold, please contact the school office.
We are required, by law, to pass certain information about our pupils to our local authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE).
For further information please see the full Privacy Notice Statement.

Information Sharing

As part of our commitment to providing a better service for children with SEND, Castlebar School has signed up to an information sharing agreement.  Please open the Castlebar Information Sharing Letter for Parents for full details of this agreement.

Designated Safeguarding Staff

Lead Designated Safeguarding Teacher Paul Adair
Assistant Safeguarding Leads Melanie Hogan, Alan Guy, Louise Taylor
Safeguarding Governor Sarah Wilson

School Safeguarding Team

Computing E-Safety Lead Ian Sylvester
School Social Worker Heather Smith
Scale 7 Teaching Assistant Richard Canning
PSED TLR Holly Chapman
Health and Safety Sharon Fida
Safeguarding Lead Paul Adair
Safeguarding Governor Sarah Wilson

Safeguarding Team Remit

Early Intervention and EHAP

We fully understand the complexities of our children’s needs and the impact that this has on family life. At Castlebar School, we invest heavily in providing early support to prevent concerns or challenges escalating into larger problems. The Early Help Assessment and Plan (EHAP) is a tool kit used when the needs of a child or family require multidisciplinary or multiagency work and a targeted approach. Please click on the link for full details.

Early Help Assessment and Plan (EHAP)

Multi-Agency Working

Castlebar School is very fortunate to have a range of professionals on site, we have Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Education Psychology, and Music Therapy. We also have an attached school nurse and a School employed Social Worker. We also work among the larger network and linked to a range of support services throughout Ealing. Please click on the link for full details.

Multi Disciplinary Position Statement

E-SafetyeSafety 360 Progress Certificate

Castlebar is committed to keeping children safe on-line and ensuring everything is done to support parents to monitor on-line activity.

E-Safety Policy

Castlebar School has received a 360 Certificate of progress in recognition of our commitment to developing e-safety.

 

Prevent

At Castlebar School, we take our duty to prevent radicalisation seriously. The risk of radicalisation falls within our safeguarding policy and procedures and the lead professional is the designated child protection officer. We also have a safeguarding committee consisting of a range of professionals within the school. The school works with pupils parents/carers and others stakeholders to promote British Values, tolerance and respect. Please click on the links for full details.

EGfL Radicalisation – the Prevent Duty

Castlebar School Personal and Social Development Curriculum Map

Unicef Rights Respecting Schools

FGM

Female Genital Mutilation is also a serious matter that can affect members of the Ealing community.  This is a child protection risk and also can be found within our Safeguarding Policy.  Please click on link for full details

EGfL Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Further Safeguarding Information

Ealing Safeguarding and Child Protection

Relevant Policies

Castlebar School Policies