At Beenham Primary School, the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people is of paramount importance. We follow the Keeping children safe in education a statutory guidance for schools and colleges from the DfE.
Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can learn and grow. We, therefore, have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to achieve this, we ensure a wide range of measures are put into place:
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Behaviour Policy
- Child Protection Policy
- Equalities Policy
- First Aid and Medicines Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Safer Recruiting Policy
The Governing Board continues to keep these policies under regular review. They ensure the Head Teacher provides regular updates on safeguarding as part of the reporting to Governors. The Governing Board appoints a named Governor for Child Protection and Looked After Children, this is Mr James Tobin.
Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.
Should you have any concerns about a child you can contact the West Berkshire Multi Agency Hub:
Advice Assessment Service (CAAS) within working hours on 01635 503090 for a member of staff to deal with your concern, alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Services Out of Hours Emergency Duty Service (EDT)
EDT are available when the West Berkshire Council offices are closed if there is an emergency safeguarding concern. This includes evenings, 24 hours on weekends and bank holidays. Please contact EDT by telephone 01344 786543 or email email@example.com
Or you can contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):
01635 503153 or LADO@westberks.gov.uk
For further information regarding the West Berkshire Safeguarding Multi Agency Hub please click here
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a national charity which works to fight child abuse.
Beenham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people 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 children, families and staff at school.
- We ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, guidance and support to undertake the effective safeguarding of children.
- We use an up to date recording system which ensures any concerns are immediately passed through the designated safeguarding leaders within the school.
Our Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Zoe Voisey.
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Bev Sharp.
We are proud to work alongside the NSPCC, our children receive a programme from the NSPCC both in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
More information about the 'Speak out, Stay safe' programme can be found here: www.nspcc.org.uk/speakout