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Bonners Church of England Primary School & Nursery


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?

Safeguarding Leads are:

Ewa Wilson - Designated Safeguarding Lead ( Headteacher )

Charlotte Vickery-Booth Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Andrea Myers - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead ( Nursery Manager ) 

 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

details below:


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. 



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


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

Encompass website:

Home : Operation Encompass

Advice for families - click link for ESCC information for families

Safeguarding leaflet for pupils 



        Safeguarding Policies

Administration of  Medicines 2021

Attendance Policy  2019 - ( next review FGB April 2021) 

Bonners Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy September 2020

Behaviour policy 2019  ( Next review FGB April 2021 )  

Amendments to Behaviour Policy COVID -19
Anti- Bullying Policy ( Next review FGB April 2021 )
Online Safety Policy 2020
Prevent   Policy ( Next Review FGB April 2021 )                 
Recruitment and Selection Policy ( Next Review FGB 2021 )
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