Safeguarding at BPA
We believe that all staff and volunteers should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of every child. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at our school.
No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.
At school, we have a Single Central Record (SCR) to ensure all staff and volunteers have the required checks and certificates. Staff are trained annually to ensure they are updated on all current legislation and are clear on what to do if they have a safeguarding concern.
Visual prompts around the school remind them of this throughout the working day. There is also additional training where necessary on key elements of safeguarding e.g. FGM, CSE, Prevent, Online Safety etc.
All of our governors and staff contribute to:
Providing a safe environment for children to learn;
Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.
To achieve this, we:
Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children;
Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice ;
Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe;
Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children.