Safeguarding is EVERYONE’S responsibility at Iqra Primary School.
The Safeguarding team at Iqra Primary School are:
The school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Assistant Head Miss Dhillon and the Deputy safeguarding lead is Mrs Ikram. If you have a safeguarding concern, either of the three can be contacted through the school office.
Our Safeguarding Policy is available at the bottom of this page.
All staff receive regular Safeguarding training in school including any relevant updates.
Effective early help relies upon us all working together, providing local support as soon as a problem arises at any point in a child’s life, from early years through to the teenage years and into early adulthood. Providing early help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. By identifying emerging problems, sharing information with other professionals and targeting assessed need, positive outcomes for children, young people and their families are increased.
What do we mean by Early Help?
Early help is about stopping problems escalating. It relies on accurate early identification of difficulties and early action which is targeted and evaluated. It can involve intensive intervention or lighter touch support and is usually based on a clear support plan, with identified actions, responsibilities and outcomes, which is then reviewed.
Early help is a form of targeted activity, with a specific action or actions being put in place to address a defined issue or combination of issues. It therefore forms part of a continuum of activity in supporting families.
Links for additional materials to support all these areas are listed below. Click the links for further information.
Iqra primary schools safeguarding policy
Suggested e-safety website links for parents:
Advice for parents about Child Sexual Abuse and how to prevent this
Barnardo’s ‘See Hear Respond’ service
See Hear Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The programme has been created to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during this period by providing support to those who are not being seen by social care or other key agencies.
Working with its partners, Barnardo’s aims to reduce the likelihood of harm and ensure other support and protective networks are in place using:
1. online digital support, including advice and information, online counselling and a telephone helpline
2. face to face interventions, such as support for groups at risk outside the home and one to one support
3. reintegration into education, including assessments and the delivery of support pathways back to education
See Hear Respond accept referrals from any source either through the Freephone number 0800 151 7015 and via the online referral hub.
It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when utside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.
Please see the latest guidance and video on handwashing from the NHS.