SAFEGUARDING

Badbury Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We take seriously our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people in our care.  

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;

  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;

  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and

  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities. Child protection is at the core of all we do and we recruit all our staff following safe recruiting procedures. All staff, governors and volunteers, including parent helpers, are DBS checked before they can work or help in our school and are trained in safeguarding, child protection and first aid procedures. We maintain an attitude of ' it could happen here' and recognise that staff, because of their contact with and knowledge of children in their care, are well placed to identify abuse or neglect and offer support to children in need. Mrs Lisa Clark, the school's safeguarding Governor, regularly checks the school site and procedures to ensure there is a very high standard of safety. Risk assessments will be in place for generic activities and school visits. Badbury Park Primary School  reviews its emergency procedures and policies on a regular basis and we will have termly fire drills. Across the curriculum there will be many opportunities for the children to learn about safety e.g. road safety, fire safety, stranger danger and online safety.

Our school provides a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment, free from discrimination or bullying, promoting the physical, moral and social development of the individual child, where children can learn and develop happily. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. We will contact parents/carers should safeguarding concerns arise about their child, unless to do so would increase the risk of harm to the child. In this instance, we take further advice and guidance from our children’s social care team

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first. However, there may be a rare occasion when our concerns about your child may mean we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you.  The procedures which we follow are laid down by the Local Children Safeguarding Board and we have a number of policies and procedures in place, that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy.

We maintain contemporaneous records of all safeguarding and child protection concerns, actions and communications and any action taken is in line with the following legislation/guidance:

 

Swindon Borough Council Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Telephone: 01793 466903

Email: swindonMASH@swindon.gov.uk

Internet Safety :  A full copy of the school's E-Safety policy can be found on this website but a summary is shown below. Parents are advised to discuss these rules with their children. It is also a good idea to check which internet sites your child is regularly visiting by checking the "History" or "favourites" on their devices.  More information about internet safety can be found by clicking on the following links: UK Safer internet hotline. Parentzone, and Child Exploitation & Protection Centre

E-Safety Rules for Early Years & Key Stage 1 pupils:  We only use the internet when an adult is with us - We only click on links and buttons when we know what they do - We always ask if we get lost on the internet - We open and send emails together 

Worried about a Child?
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads at Badbury Park Primary School
Mrs Jo Fraser
Executive Headteacher
Mrs Louise Dance
Head of School
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Mrs Alyson Mazzotta
School SENDCo
Worried about an adult who works or volunteers with children?

Other useful contact numbers

 

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command 0370 496 7622 – for reporting concerns about online abuse

 

Childline 0800 1111