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. Please click here to see how we keep children safe at Badbury Park Primary School.
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 Procedures for visitors, volunteers & supply staff and 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:
Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE updated September 2021)
South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP)
Working Together to Safeguard Children (March 2015)
Swindon Safeguarding Partnership (https://safeguardingpartnership.swindon.gov.uk/ )
The Prevent duty – Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers (July 2015)
Swindon Borough Council Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Telephone: 01793 466903
Worried about a Child?
Our Inclusion Team at Badbury Park Primary School
Mrs Louise Dance
Head of School
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Eleanor Christmas
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Senior Designated Lead:
Acts as a source of support, advice and expertise within the school
Liaises with other agencies about child protection concerns and referrals
Attends refresher training every two years
Ensures all staff have child protection training every year
In all cases where abuse is suspected or an allegation is made, teachers and other members of staff should report the information to the Designated Safeguarding Leads. The DSL should refer these cases to, or discuss them with, the investigating agencies according to the procedures established by the local Safeguarding Children Board and by the LA.
Worried about an adult who works or volunteers with children?
All our staff work in line with the school code of conduct, a copy of which can be found here. If you have concerns about an adult employed or volunteering in our school, contact Mrs Jo Fraser, 01793 299101 firstname.lastname@example.org or our Chair of Governors, Mrs Judith Randell-Sly - Randell-SlyJ@bluekitetrust.org.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
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