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.
Responsibilities 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