Safeguarding

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’s most recent training took place on Wednesday 5th September, 2018.

Responsiblities and Immediate Action

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 Lead (DSL) at John Burns Primary School is:

Mr Brian Grogan - Headteacher

The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are:

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr. Richard Bowman/Ms Ella Skeggs - Assistant Headteachers

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Louise McGinty - Inclusion Leader

Nominated Safeguarding Governors: Ms. Clare Oswald and Ms. Annette Davies  

Concerns during school holidays/out of school hours

If you have worries or concerns outside of school hours that you feel needs to be reported, click on the link to Wandsworth Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

If you have concerns about online content click here: CEOP

In an emergency contact the Police on 999

Also you can call the NSPCC Freephone Child Protection Helpline on 0808 800 5000

Key Policies and Government Documentation:

DfE Guidance - Keeping Children Safe In Education - September 2018

DfE Guidance - Keeping Children Safe In Education Part 1 - September 2018

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