Safeguarding at Pentland
Victims of domestic abuse will be able to access safe spaces at Boots pharmacies consultation rooms where they can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice. Launched by charity Hestia’s UK SAYS NO MORE campaign, the scheme is in response to the desperate situation facing many victims who are isolating with perpetrators during lockdown.
People experiencing domestic abuse can use Boots Pharmacies as safe spaces in conjunction with Hestia - individuals just need to ask to use the consultation rooms. Link to press release from Hestia is below:
Pentland Infant and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy in place, which outlines clear procedures that we will take to protect the children in our care. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the full Safeguarding Policy which is available in the school website policy section or from the school office.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our children.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s) are:
- Mrs Pat Barker, Deputy Head
- Mrs Kathy Coates-Mohammed, Headteacher
Our Safeguarding Governor is:
- Mrs Gail Gerrard
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the DSL’s as soon as possible the same day. It is important that you do NOT conduct your own investigation and remember that information must remain as confidential as possible.