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Beanfield Primary School

Safeguarding

Beanfield Primary School believes that it is of the upmost importance to have good systems for protecting children and safeguarding their welfare.

This means that all those who work with children in the Trust must be alert to possible concerns about every student and report these appropriately. In order to protect our students at Beanfield Primary,

we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all our students can feel secure, valued and listened to.
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.

Our Trust will support all students by:

  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying.
  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the Trust.

Everyone working with our students should be aware that:

  • Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse.
  • They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised.
  • They should involve the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately.
  • If the DSLs are not available, the Principal should be contacted.
  • A disclosure of abuse or harm can be made at any time (lesson times, break times, after school etc.).
  • Before outside agencies are invited into the Academy to work with our students or to carry out work on the premises, staff are required to ensure that all relevant DBS checks and identification has been seen.

The Brooke Weston Trust policy for safeguarding children is to;

  • Protect children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Our full safeguarding policy can be found by clicking here.

Reporting a Concern

Please refer to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead in the relevant school to report a concern. Details of who to contact are below:

 

Sarah Fleming
Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Leyton Smith
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Sam Eathorne
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Julia Dickinson
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Other Safeguarding Agencies

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

The MASH can advise on whether a family needs early help or whether they meet the threshold for statutory child protection. Telephone: 0300 126 1000

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Northamptonshire

Designated Officer
Andy Smith
tel: 01604 367862

Designated Officer
Christine York
tel: 01604 362633

Cambridgeshire

Designated Officers
Janet Barr and Paul Walker
01223 727968
01223 727969
01223 727967

Out of Hours Service

Should you need to contact Children's Social Care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone the out of hours team on 01604 626938. An operator will answer the phone and take details of the problem and your contact details. They will then pass this information over to the duty social worker.

Family and Pastoral Support

In order to provide support to the School Community the governors have recruited A Wellbeing Team,  Sarah Fleming and Callum Reilly.

The team is available to support Parents with any aspect of parenting and also works with children to support their additional needs. The team has a wealth of expertise however if they cannot provide the support required they will signpost parents to other services and agencies.

Sarah Fleming
Safeguarding
Child Protection Manager

Callum Reilly
Pupil Welfare Assistant

Safeguarding Policies

The school has various safeguarding policies which you can look at or download here.

BWT Safeguarding Policy

Anti-Bullying

Behaviour and Discipline

Equality Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

House Points

  • Responsibility

    7335PTS
  • Tolerance

    5778PTS
  • Pride

    6606PTS
  • Freedom

    6459PTS
  • Respect

    6492PTS