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
Parents & Carers
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 & 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
Meet the team
Mr G Morgan
Safeguarding Local Academy Board Member
Mrs T Richards - DSL
Deputy Headteacher / Inclusion Manager
Mrs L Pope - DDSL
Mr S Booth - DDSL
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 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 and are able to implement the safeguarding policy and procedures appropriately. Policies are in line with current guidance and procedures.
Staff are able to respond appropriately to any: