At St Barnabas, we regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority. We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen.

We will ensure that:

Staff & Visitors

Children’s Behaviour

Parents & Carers

Premises

Curriculum

Outside School

Ensuring they are vetted, informed & trained

Promoting safer & happier behaviours & lifestyles.

Promoting links & supporting families.

Keeping them safe, pleasant & fit for purpose.

Providing positive, life affirming learning experiences. Teaching about safer practices – e-safety etc.

Ensuring safer activities and environments outside school.

Members of Staff Responsible

We are all responsible for ensuring that each child remains safe. The school has a Safeguarding Team consisting of:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs T Richards
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr S Booth, Mr N Grimshaw & Mrs L Pope
Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Local Academy Board member: Mr G Morgan
DoWMAT; The Trust’s Senior Designated Officer for Safeguarding: Mrs C Davies; CEO

Safer Recruitment

We follow strict procedures to ensure that everyone who works with our children is vetted, keeping our children as safe as possible. Ongoing checks and ‘whistle-blowing’ are in line with current policy.

Staff Training

Staff are trained in child protection issues and they are aware of the procedures to follow. Staff are encouraged to be vigilant in order to maintain the safety of our children. All Volunteers are given our guidance leaflet ‘Guidance for Volunteers & Regular Visitors’ and are directed to the documents: Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE).

Safeguarding Policy (Child Protection Policy)

All staff have an up-to-date understanding of safeguarding children issues and are able to implement the safeguarding children policy and procedure appropriately. Policies are in line with current guidance and procedures.

Staff are able to respond appropriately to any:

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