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Beanfield Primary School


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.
  • Keep rigorous and robust documentation.

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 or Deputy DSLs 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;
  • To take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Our full safeguarding policy can be found by clicking here.

Beanfield Primary is part of a jointly run operation between Northamptonshire County Council, Northamptonshire Police and our school, the national name for this process is Operation Encompass. Encompass has been set-up to help schools to provide support to children who may have been affected by incidents of domestic violence. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when they are involved in, present or witness to domestic abuse.  

Under this scheme the school will receive notification from the County Council following any domestic incident that a child at their school may have been affected by. 
The staff members identified on this page are identified as Key Adults who will receive this information. 

They have received guidance from Northamptonshire County Council to allow them to use the information that has been shared, in confidence to make sure that the right support is available for children and their families.  

We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.  

Further information can be found here.

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.“ KCSIE 2023

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


Sam Eathorne

Declan Byrne
Vice Principal

 Chelsea Harley
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Gemma Cushing
Vice Principal

           Charlotte Bright
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Debbie Craddock
Vice Principal

Other Safeguarding Agencies

If there is no immediate danger or if you need advice, contact the Northamptonshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: Telephone: 0300 126 7000 (Option 1); Email:

Reports can also be made online Report a concern (

If it is an emergency and you think that a child may be in immediate danger please contact the emergency services directly by calling 999. If you need to contact MASH urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, please phone the MASH out-of- hours team on 01604 626 938

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

    You can e-mail your query to please include as much detail as

    possible as this will enable the LADO to give you clear and accurate advice.


    You can also call the Designated Officer on 01604 362993 if you are looking for advice. 

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.

Helpline for victims of sexual abuse in schools

Sexual abuse in any form is unacceptable.

A dedicated helpline is now open to support anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse. 

The helpline is run by the NSPCC and will provide victims of abuse with the appropriate support, advice and onward action, including on contacting professionals or the police if they wish. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals too.

Telephone 0800 136 663, or email

More information can be found at INFORMATION ABOUT THE DFE/NSPCC

Family and Pastoral Support - The Wellbeing Team

In order to provide support to the School community Beanfield have a robust Wellbeing Team; Sarah Fleming, Chelsea Harley, Emma Giddings and Charlotte Bright. 

The team is available to support parents with any aspect of parenting and also works with children to remove barriers to learning. 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

Child Protection Manager



         Chelsea Harley        

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead



 Charlotte Bright        

Wellbeing Team

Emma Giddings

Wellbeing Team