"Children want to be respected, their views to be heard, to have stable relationships with professionals built on trust and for consistent support provided for their individual needs. This should guide the behaviour of professionals. Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs”. Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. Here at Buntingsdale Primary School and Nursery we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential. The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.
School Role / Responsibility
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Designates Safeguarding Link Governor
Chair of Governors
We have purple lanyards that clearly identify school staff with a DBS. Visitors to the school without a DBS will be accompanied by an adult at all time and visitors to school who have a DBS will wear a green lanyard.
What you can do
Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to someone who you trust will listen. The school is required to have a designated child protection officer, Mrs Elkes, for this purpose. Parents and children should speak to the
safeguarding officer if they have any concerns about a child or staff member.
If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999.
Otherwise contact Shropshire Children’s Social Care on 0345 678 9021.
Out of hours call 0345 678 9040.
You can also speak to:
Protecting Vulnerable People (West Mercia Police) 0300 333 3000
Shropshire Safeguarding Children's board - http://www.safeguardingshropshireschildren.org.uk/
-Initial Contact Team 0345 678 9021
NSPCC 0800 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111