What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is our duty of care to minimise the risk of harm to children regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnicity.
The purpose of Ilfracombe Infant & Nursery safeguarding policy is to provide a secure framework for the workforce in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of those pupils who attend our school. The policy aims to ensure that:
  • All our pupils are safe and protected from harm.
  • Other elements of provision and policies are in place to enable pupils to feel safe and adopt safe practices.
  • Staff, pupils, governors, visitors, volunteers and parents are aware of the expected behaviours’ and the school’s legal responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils.  

 You can view the full Safeguarding Policy  and the document Keeping Children in Education

Internet Safety  (E-safety)

The Internet today plays an important role in society. Its significance will continue to increase over the course of our children’s lives.
At Ilfracombe Infants School we are conscious of the power and potential of the Internet but are however aware that excess use of such technology can leadi to a neglect of outdoor or social activities and also the dangers of accidentally, or deliberately, accessing pictures or other material which could be offensive. There is also the need to be aware of the danger of young people unwittingly getting into contact with inappropriate individuals via internet sites.
The school implements an E-safety policy to ensure that all use of the network by staff, pupils and visitors is done so in a safe and responsible manner as laid out in our ICT Policy.
All staff are made aware of the school’s E-Safety Policy and their role in safeguarding children while using the school’s network and the Internet and any new
issues are regularly discussed in staff meeting and training days when appropriate.
Click on the headings below to view some other Internet Securirty websites.