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Bedfont Primary School

Bedfont

Primary School

Safeguarding Statement

Our Child Protection Commitment

Safeguarding at The Bedfont Primary School is everyone’s responsibility all of the time. All staff and visitors are expected to:

  • Establish and maintain an environment where school staff and volunteers feel safe, are encouraged to talk and are listened to when they have concerns about the safety and well-being of a child.
  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.
  • Ensure that children are supported appropriately. This could include referral to Early Help services or specialist services if they are vulnerable or at risk of being abused and neglected.
  • Consider how children may be taught about safeguarding, including online safety, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ and ‘professional curiosity’ where safeguarding is concerned.
  • Always act in the interests of the child and help to take an active part in develop a culture where Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL):

DSL: Mr Davis (Headteacher) Mrs Swasbrook (Deputy Headteacher) Mr Chandler (Deputy Headteacher

The Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Hilbery

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about your child or other children at our school. If you believe that a child is in imminent danger, please contact Hounslow Children's Social Care or the Police. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found under Policies.

E-Safety Guidance for Parents

At Bedfont Primary School, we understand that it is essential to encourage and develop the use of new technologies in our teaching and learning practice. The internet has changed the way we learn, interact and communicate so this technology is to be embraced. However, we must also be aware of the potential dangers including the fact that the internet can be used for malicious and criminal purposes.

At school, the secure ICT network prevents children accessing inappropriate information and blocks websites that are not necessary for their learning e.g Facebook and Twitter. However, we are aware that parents may not have the same security settings in the home environment. Parents must also be aware that children can access internet services via mobile telephones and video games systems. We have provided some information and links about the ways you can ensure your child is practising e-safety. We also hope this will be a starting point for you to talk to your children about the need to keep safe online and that they will feel they can tell you about anything that worries them.

Follow the link below to help you safe online at school or online. You will information and videos.

Age 4 - 5 years old    - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/4-5-year-olds/

Age 6 - 7 years old    - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/6-7-year-olds/

Age 8 - 11 years old  - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

 

The information comes from a recommended site and has some excellent resources

Prevent Duty

As a school, we have a legal duty to prevent extremism and promote the traditional British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.
Please see the guidance and information below. Please ask at the school office if you would like to know more about the prevention of extremism and radicalisation at Bedfont Primary School.

Our Safeguarding / Child Protection Policy and Positive Handling Policy is saved under

Key Information - Policies & Procedures 

Useful Website ​​​​​Links for Parents

Child line provide advice and support for vulnerable children to access

https://www.childline.org.uk/

NSPCC are a National charity providing guides and advice for parents

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/

CEOP provide advice on child exploitation and online protection

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

London Safeguarding Children Board Provide advice on child protection procedures

https://www.londoncp.co.uk/

Hounslow Safeguarding Childrens Partnership provide helpful information and guidance

https://www.hscb.org.uk/

Net Aware provide practical advice to parents regarding social media networking sites

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/?mc_cid=6edb2c8180&mc_eid=d9e152fc97