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.
We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
In formulating this statement the Governing Body have taken account of the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) who have called for all public bodies to make explicit their preventative measures to minimise the threat of extremism in their setting.
The school has a policy and an action plan for tackling extremism and radicalisation which is be available in the policy section of the school website.
Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales
Please click on the link below to view the HM Government Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales.
Guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
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
Mrs H Cobley
Mrs J Lindley
Child Protection Officers
Mrs G Davies
Mrs A Avant
Mrs G Davies
Paediatric Trained Emergency First Aiders
Mrs G Davies
Mrs S Richards
Miss D McCabe
Mrs D Cambridge
Mrs H Brooker
Mrs D Burge
(All members of staff have basic first aid training)
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).