At SupplyGo, keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) is our number one concern. This document speaks about what safeguarding is, by accepting this document you are acknowledging that you understand what safeguarding is. You are safe in the knowledge that you can completely abide by the regulations set out by the government about Safeguarding and Keeping Children Safe in Education. You will also be adhering to each school’s individual policies regarding safeguarding, so read this carefully.
The statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education’ explains what safeguarding is:
Protecting children from maltreatment.
Preventing impairment of children’s health or development.
ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
All staff within the school, whether it be permanent members of staff or agency staff, have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for children to learn.
All members of staff should be well aware of the following:
School behaviour policy.
Child protection policy.
Staff behaviour policy.
Safeguarding response to children who go missing from education.
The role of the designated safeguarding lead.
As a member of staff, it is your role to report any safeguarding concern to the Designated Safeguarding Lead of that school every single time. Most of the time, the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) will be on the school website staffing list or on the school staffing list in the school (usually near reception). Alternatively, if that information is not there, it is your responsibility as the supply worker to ask who the DSL is so you know who you need to report any Safeguarding concerns with. Some schools will also brief you that morning on who that DSL is.
If you are unsure about any aspects of Safeguarding, do not sign this form and agree to it. Please contact SupplyGo to discuss the next steps of your registration. Alongside this, we would recommend you go onto the government website and read the document ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education’. This is a public document and the standard that is expected of anyone working with children. This document covers all aspects of Safeguarding and KCSIE. Remember, failing to report a safeguarding concern is a breach of your obligation as a member of staff and keeping Children Safe In Education.
If you are not sure about a potential safeguarding breach, always report it to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. A safeguarding issue is not just what happens in the classroom. You may have heard a conversation with another child, seen an act of abuse from a parent or identified signs of sexual, physical, emotional or verbal abuse. You must be aware of this at all times.
As previously mentioned, we would highly recommend that as a member of staff, you read the regulations set out by the government regarding ‘Keeping Children Safe Within Education’. The documents outlines every details you need to know as a member of staff responsible for the wellbeing and safety of children.