The BAWB Federation is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all pupils. We believe that children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse.
If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, or if you have any safeguarding queries, please contact our School Safeguarding Team.
Designated Safeguarding Leads – Charlotte Harper / Vicky Collins
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Eleanor Harrison
Governor with responsibility for safeguarding – Sue Ryding
Mental Health Lead – Charlotte Harper
Phone: 01969 650331
Teacher Responsible for Children Looked After (CLA) or previously looked after children: Charlotte Harper
The Local Authority:
If you would like to contact the local authority directly, or wish to make an urgent referral, please use the following details:
Multi Agency Screening Team (MAST): The concept of Multi-Agency Screening has been in existence for several years and aims to ensure consistent safeguarding services to children and young people. The importance of timely and targeted sharing of information in order to enhance the protection of children is widely recognised. The function of the MAST is to create an environment where sensitive information can be shared securely by the three agencies with statutory responsibilities related to Early Help and Safeguarding; Social Care, the Police and Health partners to decide on how best to support and safeguard children.
Click here for their website or call 0300 1312131 to report concerns or make a referral.
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) – [email protected] or 01609 533080 within office hours.
Click the icon to access lots of information and resources to support you to keep your child safe online:
What is Safeguarding?
According to the DfE, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
- ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to all aspects of school life and involves a collective set of measures to ensure every child is kept safe. It includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more. A detailed definition can be found in our Child Protection Policy.
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 in the Policies section of our website.
Useful information for parents
NSPCC helpline – 0800 136 663
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child. The BAWB Federation engages with this scheme.
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Board
Every Local Authority area has an Independent Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). LSCB’s are responsible for ensuring agencies work together to safeguard children and for testing how effectively this happens.
Keeping children safe online is very important. We want them to be able to a great resource such as the internet but it needs to be managed so that they don’t come across inappropriate content online and to know to keep their personal details safe.
Our policy on online safety is available in our Policies Section
Please see the following links for information on online safety:
The school’s child protection policy is available for download in the Resources Area of this page.
For further information, help and advice please also see the linked website.
The school’s child protection policy is available for download in the Resources Area of this page. For further information, help and advice please also see the linked website.
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Please click on the Icon below to download the Child Protection Policy