At Broughton Junior School, the health, safety and well-being of children is of paramount concern to us. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution to the world they will be part of in the future.
To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council as governed by current legislation.
In accordance with our responsibilities under Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019, we have three Designated Safeguarding Leads for Child Protection who are members of the Leadership Team, and have received appropriate training for this role. It is their responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.
Occasions do arise when our concern about a child requires us to consult other agencies. Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.
On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under section 47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without a parents’ knowledge. This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk. To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.
The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Head teacher, or your child’s class teacher. A copy of the School’s Policy is available from the School Office, or can be found on the School’s website under ‘Safeguarding’.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr C Reed (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Persons for Safeguarding
Mrs L Rackham (Deputy Head)
Mr C Coates (SLT)
Governor for Safeguarding
Mrs S Allum (Chair)
Mrs Kimberley Caldicott
Governor for SENCO/Inclusion
Mrs J Brooks