Safeguarding and E Safety Statement

Billing Brook School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors on site to share this commitment.

We are all fully committed to ensuring that our approach to safeguarding practices are connective, this means that staff are trained annually and those with greater individual responsibility for leading are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers” (DCPO). All concerns regarding welfare and safeguarding are passed through members of staff to their line managers and/or the DCPO, in compliance with the most recent local and national guidance.

If as parents, carers or visitors to the school you have any concerns about your child or any other pupils at the school, then please do not hesitate to contact the designated Child Protection Officer who will then take action or further advice.

Policy in practice

Staff are asked to report any cause for concern about a child to their line manager and if they are not available a member of the Senior Leadership team or Headteacher, the DCPO. Concerns are reported as early as possible and information recorded.

Attendance

Attendance can also indicate there are difficulties. Attendance is monitored by the Pupil Support Manager and Department Heads. Parents will be informed of concerns and in cases of significant absence medical information may be sought from the child’s doctor; the Education Welfare Officer form the Local Authority maybe consulted and an attendance action plan will be developed with parents/carers.

Absence from school for holidays is not authorised, in line with national guidance.

E safety

Protecting children using technology is embedded into the computing curriculum. It is important that our children are aware of the risks and that these dangers are raised with them at appropriate times through the school year. We provide children and young people with an awareness of how to stay safe on line. Parent support is also available through information sheets; discussion and awareness raising sessions.