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
Burbage Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Our underlining principles are as follows:
- Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: all Staff, (Governors and Volunteers) should play their full part in keeping children (includes vulnerable adults when in their setting) safe;
- We aim to protect children using national, local and school child protection procedures;
- All Staff, (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 or College 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’ (2015);
- “Keeping Children Safe in Education” (May 2016);
- “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”. March 2015;
- “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, Ms. Ling, is the designated person for Child Protection, should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact her.
Lisa Edwards is our Safeguarding Governor and is also fully trained in this area.
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.
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:
Full Policy Document – October 2016
Please click on the link below to access the full policy document: