Safeguarding our children in school
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding means the actions we take and the systems we have in place at Bonners CE Primary to promote the welfare of our children and to protect them from harm. We ensure that safeguarding permeates all aspects of our school life. There can be no issue of greater importance to our staff, governors and parents and carers, than the safety of our children.
We ensure that the following underpins everything we do:
- Protect our children and learners from maltreatment,
- Prevent impairment of our children’s and learners’ health or development,
- Ensure that our children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent
- with the provision of safe and effective care,
- Undertake a role so as to enable those children and learners to have optimum
- life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
Who do I contact if I have a Safeguarding concern about a child at Bonners CE Primary?
Who else can I contact?
If you think a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as
an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.
If you think a child is being abused or neglected please contact the MASH (Multi-
Agency Safeguarding Hub). You can contact the MASH during office hours on the
REFERRALS INTO EARLY HELP AND SOCIAL CARE:
Single Point of Advice (SPOA)
Phone: 01323 464222 or email 0-19.SPoA@eastsussex.gov.uk
Emergency Duty Service–(after hours, weekends and public holidays)
Phone: 01273 335906 or 01273 335905
What is Child Protection?
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the
activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely
to suffer, significant harm.
All visitors are required to sign into the school. A leaflet is given to each visitor advising of the safeguarding leads and our emergency procedures. Safeguarding & Emergency Procedure Leaflet
We also operate a colour lanyard system. Below is the system we use.
At Bonners we are part of Operation Encompass which is a Police initiative, to inform schools within 24 hours, when there has been an incident of Domestic Violence or Abuse which involves a pupil at the school.
When the Police attend a DV/A incident, and there are children present, they will identify the children’s schools and then notify the school, via email, that the incident occurred.
The information shared with the school will be limited: no details of the incident, merely that there was an incident and that Police attended.
By informing the school of this, the school can be better equipped to support that child, whether that means additional monitoring and TLC, if they are presenting as upset, or perhaps a more generous interpretation of the behaviour and sanctions policy, if they are presenting with challenging behaviour.
For further information about the initiative, please visit the national Operation