Safeguarding

At Bournes Green Infant School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.

We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). All staff have undertaken Prevent training and as a school we actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.



The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Southend-On-Sea Safeguarding Team and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.



We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below.



Photographs and Videos
Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.



Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. Where possible this is emphasised before concerts and shows. We would ask that you support us with this.



The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Cooney (Headteacher)



The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are:

  • Mrs Sanders (School Bursar)
  • Mrs Goy (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Miss Chapman (EYFS Teacher)

The Governor responsible for safeguarding is: Mrs Hollingsworth


If you require any further information please contact the school office.

Download our Safeguarding Policy