Barlborough Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy. All staff are asked to report any concerns using a written pro-forma which is available in all classrooms and the school office. Any concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible where appropriate, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children “disclosing” concerns.
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, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Kerry Towndrow-Birds (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Tim Calcutt (Deputy Headteacher). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mr Vernon Sanderson.
Staff Safeguarding Guidance and Training informs all of the following
- Procedures to safeguard children and young people.
- Awareness-raising about abuse in order to overcome barriers to children and young
people reporting their concerns.
- Helping adults recognise the signs and indicators that might give rise to concern.
- How to respond to concerns about abuse of children and young people.
- How to respond to children and young people making an allegation of abuse.
- Ways in which adults can raise concerns about unacceptable behaviour by other adults.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found on the school website ‘or a hard copy is available from school; please contact the school office (a small fee is required to cover photocopying costs).
Photographs and Videos
Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc and where practical a record of parents and relatives taking photographs or videos is made.
We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the headteacher to discuss how this can be best achieved.
Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, then this should be indicated on a child’s annual consent document and discussed with the head teacher.
Click to view and download our child protection and safeguarding policy.