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Safeguarding

"Pupils behave well, are polite and courteous and work hard. They feel safe and take very good care of each other. Parents agree that the school is a safe place to learn." Ofsted, 2014

and:

“Pupils feel safe in school, and say that there is very little bullying, although sometimes ‘people say unkind things’. They know what to do if they have a worry, and are confident that an adult will sort out the problem for them.

Pupils know what constitutes bullying: ‘if something happens once then it is not bullying’, and that it can take many forms.

They understand that they need to use social media carefully in order to stay safe.”

Ofsted, 2014

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KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

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Our school has a duty to safeguard everyone within its community and promote the welfare of our pupils. This means that we have a child protection policy and procedures in place. All staff including our volunteers and supply staff must ensure they are aware of our safeguarding and child protection procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read these by clicking on the relevant links below or requesting copies from our school secretary.

BPF Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy November 2016

BJS Escalation Procedure 2016

BPF Anti-Bullying Policy 2016

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CEOPVirtually S@feSometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with the parents/ carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.

We seek advice and guidance from Cornwall Council’s MARU (Multi-agency Referral Unit) and follow the South West Child Protection Procedures as stated on www.online-procedures.co.uk/swcpp/ and the Local Safeguarding Children Board at www.safechildren-cios.co.uk

MARU’s phone number is 0300 123 1116

MARU’s out-of-hours phone number is 01208 251300

For a brief introduction to Safeguarding and Child Protection please see the Keeping Children Safe leaflet below.

If you have a concern about a child please speak to our Head Teacher: Mrs Sally Gordon or our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is our Pupil Premium Lead Teacher: Mr Bruce Paton.

Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is our Deputy Head Teacher: Mrs Sheryll Alexander.

Our Designated Safeguarding governor is Mrs Candi Hulley.

If you have concerns about a professional working with a child you need to contact the Local Authority Designated Officer team (LADO) on 01872 326536

If you are not happy with the response to a concern filed with our school please contact the MARU/LADO on the numbers above to explain your concern in line with our ESCALATION PROCEDURE as listed below.

Keeping children safe leaflet

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016

Working together to safeguard children March 2015

Governing bodies’ safeguarding leaflet

Child protection procedures handbook for staff June 2015

Child protection record keeping guidance for schools June 2015

BJS Escalation Procedure 2016

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