Catherine Roff SENCO/
Children’s safety and welfare is of paramount importance, overriding all other considerations. Schools are legally required to follow set procedures and the LA requires the Head Teacher/Designated Senior Lead (DSL) for Child Protection to report any obvious or suspected cases of child abuse, which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse.
This procedure is intended to protect children at risk. The Child Protection Policy can be downloaded from the Policies section of the website and is also available from the school office on request. You can also access it by clicking here: Child Protection Policy
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is Cath Roff (SENCO/Assistant Head) and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Clare Robertson (Assistant Head). The school has a Nominated Governor for Safeguarding, Brian Wilkinson.
If you are concerned about the well-being or safety of a particular child, please do not hesitate to contact any of them in order to discuss your concerns further.
Bitham Brook Primary School is committed to ensuring that all staff and adults with responsibility for children's safety and welfare are trained to deal with incidents involving aggressive behaviour and only use physical intervention as a last resort, in line with DfE and LA advice. If used at all, it will be in the context of a respectful, supportive relationship with the pupil and in accordance to the guidance within the Behaviour Policy, which is available to download from the website. We will aim to ensure minimal risk of injury to pupils and staff. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
We take the safety of our pupils when using the internet very seriously and ensure that the principles laid down in our E Safety Policy are understood and adhered to by everyone in school.
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