Keeping Children Safe

Keeping children safe and ensuring that their well-being is protected is an essential part of the work of our school and the whole school community.

We take our safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously. We understand that it is our duty to keep children safe while they are in our care and we aim to do this by establishing an ethos safety in and around all of our school activities.

Our recruitment processes are rigorous and conform to current recommended guidance. We do our utmost to ensure that only those suitable to work with children are employed or volunteer with us.

Our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy set out our expectations and procedures for staff and volunteers to follow – these have been put in place to keep everybody safe. Our policies and procedures also ensure that where a child makes a disclosure about an event outside school, there are appropriate structures in place to ensure that action is taken to support the child.

A wide range of additional procedures ensure that children are kept safe:

• First Aid Policy, procedures and training
• Managing Medicines in School Policy

• Health & Safety Policies and procedures
• Race and Disability Discrimination Policies
• Fire Safety Procedures
• Positive Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy
• E Safety Policy
• Risk Assessments

We are lucky enough to have high numbers of volunteers visit school over the course of the school year. This includes parent volunteers, students, specialist teachers and enrichment providers.

In order to ensure that these people are suitable to work with children, enhanced DBS checks are carried out as part of our induction procedures.

At Barrington Primary School all the adults who work in the school have a responsibility for ensuring the well being of pupils and want to make sure that you are safe leaving your child with us. We have a team of staff who you can talk to about any concern that you have for your or for another child.

Safer Recruitment Trained staff

Mrs G Davies

Mr M Price

 

Child Protection Officers

Mrs G Davies

Mrs A Avant

 

Prevent Lead

Mrs G Davies

 

Paediatric Trained Emergency First Aiders

Mrs R Dale

Mrs S Richards

Miss D McCabe

Mrs D Cambridge

Mrs H Brooker

(All members of staff have basic first aid training)

 

E-safety Officer

Mrs Y Beswick

 

If you have any concerns or questions about Safeguarding please speak to the school office (general information) or the Headteacher (specific concerns).