We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all our staff, volunteers and visitors to share in this commitment.

All staff members have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils at all times.

All members of staff hold an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Services (DBS) check.

All staff receive annual safeguarding training. The school’smost recent training took place on Monday 18th September 2017.

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If we have a concern about a pupil or receive information that leads us to be concerned that a pupil has been harmed or is at risk of harm or their welfare is being compromised, we are required to act appropriately to ensure action can be taken to protect the pupil concerned.

The concern may be as a result of a disclosure from a pupil, a parent or a third-party or may arise due to behaviour that has caused us to become concerned. In all instances concerns are passed on to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The DSL may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies where there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) at John Burns Primary School are:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr. Brian Grogan - Headteacher
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms. Sophie Rutherford - Deputy Headteacher
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr. Richard Bowman - Assistant Headteacher
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Louise Scott - Inclusion Leader
  • Nominated Safeguarding Governors: Ms Clare Oswald and Ms Annette Davies  

Key Policies and Government Documentation:

DfE Guidance - Keeping Children Safe In Education - September 2016

DfE Guidance - Keeping Children Safe In Education Part 1 - September 2016

DfE Advice for Practitioners - What to do if you are worried a child is being abused - March 2015