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At Orchard Primary we are committed to the well-being and welfare of our pupils. Child protection and safeguarding at Orchard Primary School is paramount.

The two designated personnel for child protection and safeguarding are the Head teacher - Mrs Rowntree and the Deputy Head teacher - Mr Cowley

Staff and volunteers in this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues, which cause children harm.

We are committed to the provision of safeguarding training for all our team members.

In addition to the basic safeguarding training, the Designated Teacher undertakes training in inter-agency working that is provided by the LSCB, and refresher training at 2 yearly intervals to keep her knowledge and skill up to date. All other staff undertake appropriate training to equip them to carry out their responsibilities for child protection effectively, which is kept up to date by refresher training at 3 yearly intervals.

All volunteers with regular contact with children will have List 99 and enhanced DBS checks carried out. They will receive an induction and be given clear guidance on responsibilities, acceptable behaviour and limits to their role.

If you have a concern about a child's welfare, please bring it to our immediate attention.

There are a number of policies that support our work in school.

Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
Tel: 0208 300 4878         E-mail: admin@orchard.bexley.sch.uk
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