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: Mrs Carly Holland
If she is not available then the DSL Alternate is : Mrs Lynne Golding (who can also be contacted with any safeguarding concerns).
The Online Safety Lead is: Mr Thulani Ngwenya
The Prevent Lead is: Mrs Carly Holland
The person responsible for Looked after children is: Mrs Lynne Golding
The Named Safeguarding Govenor is:
The Chair of Governors is Mr Graham Mobbs
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, Mrs Holland, 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