The designated Child Protection Officer is Mr Chris Burman (Headteacher) and the deputy Child Protection Officer is Miss Hayley Richens (Senior Teacher)
We aim to safeguard and promote our pupil’s welfare, safety, health and guidance by fostering an honest, open caring and supportive climate. The pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. Brent Knoll CEVC Primary School fully recognises the responsibility it has and the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. All staff involved with children (teaching and non-teaching) have a responsibility to be mindful of issues related to children’s safety and welfare and a duty to report and refer any concerns.
There are three main elements to our Child Protection Policy:
1. Prevention through the teaching and pastoral support offered to the pupils within the whole school protective ethos.
2. Protection by following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are appropriately recruited, trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns.
3. Support to pupils who may have been abused.
All lateness and absences are recorded. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continue the school will refer to the Education Welfare Officer.
We support our students’ use of the internet and seek to underpin their knowledge of safe use and protection. We provide our students with an awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond. See our E-safety page for other useful information.