Please find below our ‘at a glance’ safeguarding policy. The full version can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
Burbage Primary School Safeguarding Statement
At Burbage Primary School we want our pupils to grow up as confident, happy young people. We want our school to be a place where everyone feels safe, secure and supported. We want teaching to be effective and engaging, and learning to be enjoyable and fun. We want all our children, regardless of their background or ability, to reach their full potential and to be proud of their work and achievements. We want there to be clear communication between school and home, and for parents to feel fully involved. We value, and want to be valued by, our local community. We are dedicated to working together to achieve this vision for our school. Our safeguarding arrangements are underpinned by four key principles:
- Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: all Staff/anyone who has contact with a child or young person including Governors and volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe;
- We will aim to protect children using national, local and school child protection procedures;
- That all Staff/anyone who has contact with a child or young person including Governors and volunteers have a clear understanding regarding abuse and neglect in all forms; including how to identify, respond and report. This also includes knowledge in the process for allegations against professionals. Staff, (Governors and Volunteers) should feel confident that they can report all matters of Safeguarding in the School where the information will be dealt with swiftly and securely, following the correct procedures with the safety and wellbeing of the children in mind at all times;
- That we operate a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs, wishes, views and voices of children.
We follow the guidance in:
- ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (Updated July 2018);
- “Keeping Children Safe in Education” (September 2019);
- “What to do if you are worried a child is being abused: Advice for Practitioners”. (March 2015);
- “Information Sharing: Advice for Practitioners providing Safeguarding Services to Children, Young People, Parents and Carers”. (July 2018);
- “The Prevent Duty Departmental, advice for Schools and child care providers (June 2015);
- Furthermore, we will follow the procedures set out by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children’s Board.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies about a pupil’s welfare. We will endeavour to ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents or carers first, unless we have a reason to believe that it is not in the child’s best interests. On some occasions, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact parents.
Our Deputy Head, Mrs Oliver, is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and designated person for Child Protection; should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact her.
Tim Boardman is our Safeguarding Governor and is also fully trained in this area; he works with Mrs Oliver to check policy documents, practices and procedures linked to Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Online safety awareness sessions for parents are offered in school. The details of these will be shared with parents. In the meantime, please see any member of staff if you have any queries.
Full Safeguarding Policy Document
Please click on the link below to access the full policy document:
Children Missing Education policy
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Important information may be found on the CEOP website:
Other useful information may be found on the NSPCC website:
Internet Safety for Parents and Children
More useful information regarding Internet Safety for Parents and Children may be found at this page on the school’s website:
Childline online gaming safety