Safeguarding

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.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Mr Robin Smith

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Miss Bethany Pearson

Mrs Jill Morris

Our Safeguarding Governor is:

Mrs Sally Pocock

Our Single Central Record Manager is:

Mrs Dawn Beales

 

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.

Our aim

  • 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.

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1

Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales

 

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/

Thinkuknow -https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 

Common Sense Media - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

CEOP - Police - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/