Here at Broadgreen Primary we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
‘The school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships, how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.
The school also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate child protection concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.
The school will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family’
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website. This now includes an Appendix in response to Covid 19
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Child Protection Lead is Mrs AM Moore (Headteacher) and the designated deputy is Ms S Evans. Mr R Forde (Assistant Headteachers) is our SENCO and Mrs A Lodge (School Business Manger) leads on all aspects of Health and Safety.
Take a look at our Safeguarding Curriculum Map which outlines our curriculum coverage for delivering safety messages to our pupils.
Anti-Bullying and Internet Safety
Anti-Bullying is an integral part of our safeguarding work. We deliver regular sessions to our pupils through assemblies, whole class lessons, workshops from outside agencies such as Bullybusters, NSPCC and Diversity Role Models, as well as in our P4C sessions.
The internet has made a huge change to all of our lives, particularly our children’s. Our children have grown up only knowing the internet exists, I'm sure they wonder how we lived without it! For us as parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of and where often our children know much more about it than we do.
With this ever changing world of digital media it is vitally important that we know how to keep our children safe online. Internet Safety is an integral part of our school curriculum where we teach our children about the dangers they may face online. However the majority of the dangers they face will come out of school time when they are playing on the computer, are on their mobile phone, on their games console or tablet. As parents we need to know where to turn to for support. Below are a number of useful websites that you can access for advice and support, click on the image and it will take you there.
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
Safer Internet Day
Each year we celebrate Safer Internet Day as a school with assemblies and lessons in every class to inform pupils of different ways to keep safe on the internet. Parent/Carers were given copies of the Digital Parenting magazine too.