Safeguarding Our Children
Safeguarding at Cowick Primary School
Cowick CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.
The Safeguarding Team
The team will seek advice and follow the school safeguarding policy and other linked policies (such as whistle blowing) as appropriate. The DSL will ensure that each member of the team attends training which is necessary for them to fulfil their role.
At Cowick Primary School we believe Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. We want to work in partnership with you, and discuss with you, any concerns we may have or that you may have. Since the first priority is your child’s welfare, there may be rare occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you.
The East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) has laid down the procedures we follow, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to any of the Safeguarding Team.
To meet the Safeguarding Team click HERE
To view our Child Protection & Safeguarding Contact List click HERE
To view our Whistle Blowing Policy click HERE (2023-2024 policy sent to Governors for ratification)
To view our E-Safety Policy click HERE
E-Safety at Cowick Primary click HERE
To view our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy click HERE (2023-2024 policy sent to Governors for ratification)
If you are concerned about your child being safe online, please visit our E-Safety page for guidance and you can always come into school to share any concerns with your child's class teacher.
Cowick CE Primary School is part of a project run by Humberside Police called Operation Encompass.
The project aims to support children who are affected by Domestic Abuse.
As a result, following any domestic abuse incident specialist police officers will make contact with the school and communicate relevant and necessary information to nominated and trained school staff. This will ensure that the school is made aware before the start of the next school day and can subsequently provide support in a way that means the child feels safe.
There is also more information on their website – www.operationencompass.org
Family Lives is a useful website to help support parents and children in the home.
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child or vulnerable adult -The East Riding Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH) can be contacted on 01482 395500 or via e-mail: email@example.com or out of hours contact the emergency Duty Team on (01377) 241273, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reducing Parental Conflict information (RPC)
Within children's safeguarding services, it is felt strongly that relationships have a huge impact on all of our lives and believe support in this area should always be prioritised and developed. The RPC agenda is government funded and led by the DWP. Some useful information can be found below.