Beaconsfield High School

Beaconsfield High School

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Safeguarding

At this school, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as students 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 students, 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 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education“ Sept 2016, we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection (Andrew McClean) who is a member of the Leadership Team, and has received appropriate training for this role.  It is his responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive Child Protection awareness training on a regular basis.  

Occasions do arise when our concern about a child mean 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 a 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, which 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 our Designated Safeguarding Lead. The Policy can be found below, along with links to our key safeguarding documents and useful resources that may help you in supporting the health, safety and well-being of your child.

At Beaconsfield High School the member of staff with   responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection is:

 Mr A McClean

Mr A McClean

    Mr McClean’s office is on the corridor just along from the Headteacher’s office

 

The Child Protection Governor is Zoe Barrows

 

Useful Safeguarding Agency contact details

Beaconsfield High School Child Protection Policy

Beaconsfield High School Allegations against Staff and Volunteers Policy 

Beaconsfield High School Anti Bullying Policy 

Beaconsfield High School Conduct and Discipline Policy 

Beaconsfield High School Photographice Images Policy 

Beaconsfield High School Acceptable Use Policy for ICT Systems and the Internet (draft - to be ratified March 2017)

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2016  

Useful sites for advice and guidance with e-safety issues

 

thinkuknow thinkuknow.co.uk OR youtube search: CEOP internet safety videos

 We particularly recommend - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/Need-advice/Posting-pictures-and-videos/

  internetmattersinternetmatters.org

saferinternet.org.uk saferinternet.org.uk

  getsafeonline.org

  virginmedia.com/switchedonfamilies