We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils. We provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.

Through regular training and CPD we ensure all staff are aware of the signs of abuse and neglect and strictly adhere to policy and procedures to ensure that children receive the most effective support, protection and justice (in line with statutory guidance outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023). Click here to read the guidance.

Designated safeguarding leads: Mrs Trickett, Mrs Jones and  Miss Eyre

Deputy safeguarding leads: Mrs Selby, Mrs Reekie and Miss Upton

Local Committee member responsible for safeguarding in school: Mr Gallagher

If you have any questions about this information, you can contact any of the above staff on 01226 286510.

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OR WELFARE OF YOUR CHILD, OR A CHILD YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD ACT WITHOUT DELAY.

Click here for Barnsley Social Care Guidance

What we will do if we have a concern about your child:

If we are concerned that your child may be at risk of abuse or neglect, we must follow the agreed safeguarding procedures. The procedures have been written to protect all pupils. They comply with our statutory responsibilities and are designed to support pupils, families and staff. The procedures are based on the principle that the welfare of the child is the most important consideration.

In almost all circumstances, we will talk to you about our concerns and we will also tell you if we feel we must refer our concerns to Children’s Social Care. If we think that talking to you first might in some way increase the risk to your child, we will report our concerns to Children’s Social Care and take advice from them.

All child-protection records are kept separate from your child’s general school file. The only members of staff who have access to the records are those who need to know about the concerns in order to protect and support your child.

Child protection is a very sensitive issue and it raises many questions and a range of strong emotions. We will do everything we can do to support our students and you can be assured that any action we take will be in the best interests of your child.

 

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