Safeguarding Information

Bucklebury School is committed to safeguarding our pupils and staff. It is essential that any concerns are reported to the schools Designated Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Rowe.


Safeguarding has two distinct approaches

1 – The school keeping the children safe when they are in school

2 – Teaching children how to be safe, which includes interactions with people, and internet safety. All children are taught about safe use of computers.

Safeguarding checks are carried out on all people who work with children in the school, and this includes all staff and governors, plus all regular parent helpers. Information on all checks is recorded in the schools Single Central Record, which is updated regularly, and reviewed each term by the Safeguarding Governor.

Staff and school helpers are trained on safeguarding matters, to ensure they respond appropriately to any disclosures from children, and that the recognise and correctly report and indicators. Photos of staff and governors are displayed in reception.

All visitors to school should report to reception to sign in, and must not attempt to gain entry to the school through other doorways. Where appropriate, visitors are given badges to wear.

The Governing Body has a governor who takes special responsibility for ensuring that the school is maintaining best practice, and following all requirements from the Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB). The Safeguarding Governor from September 2012 has been Iain Davies. Please note that the safeguarding governor is not given access to information on individual children. Any concerns you may have should be reported to the schools Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Rowe.

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