Bishopstone CE Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people in its care and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safeguarding (ID 1030)
Mr Robin SmithDesignated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Robin Smith
Mrs Rebecca Dharmasiri, Office AdminDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Rebecca Dharmasiri, Office Admin
Mrs Sally PocockSafeguarding Governor
Mrs Sally Pocock
Office AdminSingle Central Record Manager
The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements are in place within our school to safeguard pupils in our care.
We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers, governors and extended service providers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child's welfare is our paramount concern.
All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe & stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
- To ensure that all staff working within our school who have access to children have been checked as to their suitability, including verification of their identity, qualifications and a satisfactory Children’s Barred List or DBS check according to guidance and that a central record is kept for audit.
- To ensure that all volunteers and contractors working within our school who have access to children and are present on a frequent or intensive basis have been checked as to their suitability, including verification of their identity and a satisfactory Children’s Barred List or DBS check according to guidance and that a central record is kept for audit.
- To raise awareness of all staff of Safeguarding procedures and of Safeguarding areas of responsibility
- To clarify areas within Safeguarding procedures where local discretion applies and those which the Governing Body has reviewed and approved.
The following documents give further detail of the ways in which Bishopstone CE Primary School safeguards your children.
USEFUL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/
Parents Protect - https://www.parentsprotect.co.uk/
Lucyfaithfull - https://www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk/
Stopitnow - https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/
Childnet - https://www.childnet.com/
UK safer Internet - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
Common Sense Media - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
CEOP - Police - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/