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Safeguarding Update for Parents - April 2022 



Safeguarding At BPS

At Buckingham Primary School, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.

To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance with current legislation.

In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002, we have four Designated Persons for Child Protection, Mrs Samantha Brewer, who is the Headteacher, Mr Joshua Fosker the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Sarah Gammon the Sendco and Mrs Samantha Gravestock.  They have received appropriate training for this role. Mrs Laura Walker is also a trained Safeguarding Lead.  Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr Andy Paulden. It is the responsibility of this team to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.

There are occasions that our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies.  Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.

On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under s47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without parents’ knowledge.  This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk.  To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.

The procedures that we follow have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Headteacher, or your child’s class teacher. 
Please click the buttons below to view our Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct and Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2021.

BPS Safeguarding Policy                    

BPS Code of Conduct                                             

Keeping Children Safe in Education