Telephone:

01454 867799

Email:

enquiries@barrscourtps.org.uk

Address:

Stephens Drive, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 7JB

Headteacher:

J Caunter

Safeguarding

Child Protection

The health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our paramount concern. Our children have the right to protection – regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school.We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. We have  several members of staff who have undertaken specialist training and take on the roles of Designated Safeguarding Lead, Deputy Safeguarding Lead (i.e. to deal with safeguarding and child protection concerns).

On rare occasions our concerns about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you.The law requires that schools report any obvious signs or suspected cases of child abuse – which include non-accidental injury, neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse. The procedures are intended to protect children at risk and all schools nationally are expected to take the attitude that where there are grounds for concern it is better to be safe than sorry. This does mean that the school staff risks upsetting some parents/carers by reporting a case which, on investigation, proves unfounded. In such circumstances, it is hoped that parents and carers would accept that the staff acted in what were believed to be the best interests of the child.

In line with government requirements the school maintains a central list of checks on appointed staff and adults who work in or visit the school. Any volunteer or parent working in the school is subject to full background checks.

Our Safeguarding policy can be found in the policies section of the website.

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Useful phone numbers for parents

NSPCC helpline 0800 800 5000

help@nspcc.org.uk

NSPCC FGM Helpline 0800 028 3550

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

For children

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There are many people in school who can help you. If you are worried about something in school or at home, speak to ANY ADULT in school.

All you have to do is ask – It’s as easy as PIE.

Personal Safety

I can help others stay safe in school

E-Safety

The NSPCC can also help you. Click on the link for advice/support with any problems.

www.childline.org.uk

Photographs

Photographs of children are often used for school publications such as the prospectus, newsletters and the website as well as the local press. Please let us know if you prefer your child not to be included.  You will also be asked to sign in support of our e-safety policy. We ask that no photos taken by parents at events are shared online.

School Security

Coded door access operates at the front inner door and Foundation Stage door.

Insurance

Children are not covered by insurance whilst in school. We take out insurance for educational trips.  Parents wishing to insure their child against the risk of personal accident or on the way to/from school should make their own insurance arrangements.  Details of a scheme endorsed by the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations are available at the office.