Safeguarding at Barrow HedgesIn this section...
At Barrow Hedges Primary School
“THE WELFARE OF THE CHILD IS PARAMOUNT.”
We are fully committed to safeguarding our pupils and staff. We take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People.
Safeguarding is summarised as:
- protecting children from harm
- preventing damage to children’s health or development
- making sure that children grow up safely, and
- taking action to make sure all children have the best start in life.
At Barrow Hedges we believe that our safeguarding systems and processes are efficient in acting responsively to arising issues and proactively to avoid others arising. We work closely with external safeguarding agencies and reflect on our own practices constantly and rigorously as well as seeking guidance and feedback from all stakeholders. We are particularly lucky to be working so closely as part of the Cirrus Trust since joining them and benefit from not only the support from a Trust Director for Safeguarding but also a network of Designated Safeguarding Leaders.
Our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy can be found on our policies page along with other relevant policies such as our: Behaviour Policy, Anti Bullying Policy, Inclusion Policy and others.
Please see our Safeguarding Notice for an up to date list of the school's key contacts for safeguarding. This includes the school's Designated Safeguarding Leaders and the school's Safeguarding Link Governors.
Please use the navigation bar to the right to read more about safeguarding and also find advice for parents and other stakeholders on how they can safeguard their children.