Safeguarding

Barclay Primary School, staff and pupils are committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance.

All staff are supported by a Designated Safeguarding Lead with overall responsibility for all aspects of Child Protection and Safeguarding, this is Mr James Evelyn.

Please report any of the following to any of the Safeguarding Team immediately:

  • Any suspicion that a child is injured, marked, or bruised in a way which is not readily attributable to the normal knocks or scrapes received in play
  • Any explanation given which appears inconsistent or suspicious
  • Any behaviours which give rise to suspicions that a child may have suffered harm
  • Any concerns that a child may be suffering from inadequate care, ill treatment, or emotional maltreatment
  • Any concerns that a child is presenting signs or symptoms of abuse or neglect
  • Any significant changes in a child’s presentation, including non-attendance
  • Any hint or disclosure of abuse about or by a child / young person
  • Any concerns regarding person(s) who may pose a risk to children (e.g. living in a household with children present)
  • Information which indicates that the child is living with someone who does not have parental responsibility for them (e.g. private fostering)

The school pays full regard to the “Keeping Children Safe in Education” guidance issued by the DFE in September 2018

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play”. (Working Together to Safeguard Children, September 2016)

All incidents of Bullying including e-safety should be reported and will be managed through our anti-bullying procedures.

  • The school complies with current guidance for Keeping Children Safe in Education. This means that we expect all pupils and staff:
  • To be responsible for their own actions and behaviour; and should avoid any conduct which would lead any reasonable person to question their motivation and intentions;
  • To work in an open and transparent way;
  • To apply the same professional standards regardless of diversity issues;
  • To be aware of information-sharing and confidentiality policies;
  • To be aware that breaches of the law and other professional guidelines could result in criminal or disciplinary action being taken against them.

Information about safeguarding is made clear to all pupils and staff. Staff receive current safeguarding annually.
The school works in partnership with parents to educate children and keep them safe from harm and promote their welfare.

The school has established positive and effective working relationships with other agencies. Where extended school activities are provided by and managed by the school, our own safeguarding policy and procedures apply. The school has a clear and explicit confidentiality policy.

The school’s record keeping policy for child welfare and child protection is consistent with DFE guidance. Where allegations are made against any member of staff who is working in, or on behalf of, the school, we will follow the procedures as outlined in the London Child Protection Procedures for managing allegations against people who work with children.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFEGUARDING?

If you have any concerns about Child Protection or Safeguarding, please speak to any member of the team:

Mr J James - Executive Head & Safeguarding Team Member
Mr J Evelyn - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms V Aaron - Child Protection Lead & PEO Lead
Ms L Hall - Deputy Headteacher Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr P Labuschagne - Additional Leader – Site 2 & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

To view our Safeguarding policy, click here.