Bassett Green Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section of our website.
We listen to our pupils and take what they tell us seriously. All school staff are trained in child protection following the updated Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 statutory guidance* 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).
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when 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 this would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the government's Prevent Duty guidance** to prevent radicalism and extremism. All staff have completed training which provides a foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the roles involved in supporting those at risk.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead's (DSL) are:
·Charlotte Stillwell – Headteacher
·Nicola Long – Deputy Headteacher
·Lucie Whitren – Deputy Headteacher
·Linda Carpenter – Lead Practitioner for Vulnerable Children
Our School Governor with a safeguarding responsibility is Peter Dockree.
If you would like to report a safeguarding concern, please contact Linda Carpenter by email Safeguarding@bassettgreen.net