It could happen here
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
Once I have told the DSL it is no longer my responsibility
Safeguarding is of paramount concern to everyone in the school community
Your mobile phone can never be brought into school under any circumstance
There are designated times and areas in the school away from students where phones can be used
Unless given permission, phones should not be on your person in the class
You can use your phone to take photos of students.
You can use your phone to contact school or use as a sat nav if you have prior permission.
Your personal phone
School email address
Your personal email
Home school diary
Say you work for Merstone or Forest Oak School
Say you work for Solihull Council
Be subject to disciplinary measures if you bring the school into disrepute
Phone parents, then for an ambulance, then school
Phone the school, then for an ambulance then parents
Phone for an ambulance, then school who will contact parents
Phone school who will then phone for an ambulance and contact parents
Phone for an ambulance, then parents then school
You must not take photographs of children in order to capture evidence of an injury whether accidental or non-accidental.
Taking a photograph could be perceived as contributing to possible abuse.
Only a police doctor or hospital can take photographs of injuries.
You must use a body map drawing to record where the injury is located and provide a description on the concern recording form.
You cannot lift clothing, etc. to look for injuries or marks.
Significant change in behaviour
Extreme anger or sadness
Aggressive and attention seeking behaviour
Suspicious bruises with unsatisfactory explanations
Lack of self esteem
Self injury or harm
Age inappropriate sexual behaviour
None of the above. They are indicators, and should be discussed with the DSL, but not proof.
Check to state you understand
I do not understand
'That's terrible, a bet you feel awful! tell me what happened'
'I am sorry to hear that happened to you, would you like to discuss it?'
'You can tell me in confidence and I won't tell anyone'
'Who hit you'
'Did your mum hit you'
'Did it take place after school'
'When did it take place'
'I can't promise I will not tell anyone, I will talk to people who can help'