Safeguarding and Child Protection
At our school child protection is given the highest priority by all staff and governors. We recognise that it is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe. We therefore ensure that the following is in place:
· Training- all staff receive appropriate Safeguarding training which is regularly updated
· Ensuring a safe learning environment
· Knowing the signs of abuse and what to look for
· Making referrals to Customer First
· Identifying children in need of extra help or at risk of significant harm
· Being aware of the schools’ safeguarding procedures
Safeguarding Personel - who to talk to if you have a concern
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Ms. Imogen Wallis
If she is not available then the DSL Alternates are : Mrs Carly Holland and Mrs Vicki Langford (who can also be contacted with any safeguarding concerns).
The Online Safety Leads are: Ms Imogen Wallis and Mrs Carly Holland
The Prevent Lead is: Ms. Imogen Wallis
The person responsible for Looked after children is: Ms. Imogen Wallis
The Named Safeguarding Governor is: Rev. Chrissie Smart
The Chair of Governors is Rev. Chrissie Smart
Local Authority Designated Officers can be contacted via email on LADO@suffolk.gov.uk or using the LADO central telephone number 0300 123 2044 for advice and consultation.
The school has a Senior Designated Professional, Ms Wallis, to whom all Child Protection issues are referred. We take our responsibility for the care and safety of the children in Bedfield very seriously and will report any concerns to the appropriate authority. There are strict protocols to be observed and staff and Governors regularly update their training. Every adult who comes in to school on a regular basis is asked to read and sign our Volunteer Policy and will be required to have had a DBS check.
The Headteacher or other senior members of staff are ALWAYS available to talk to concerned parents
Reporting a concern
Safeguarding Policy 2023 MAT Whistleblowing Policy Working Together Guidance Allegations of Abuse Against Staff Worried a child is being abused guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 Child on Child Abuse Staff Code of Conduct