We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding all children at Bathampton Primary School and expect everyone to share this commitment.
In line with our safeguarding policy and statutory guidance we have clear procedures in school for responding to any concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing.
Keeping Children Safe In Education 2020 (DFE Guidance) outlines the steps that schools must take.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment including the Safeguarding and Child Protection policy which can be viewed above.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare or worried they are being abused please contact one of the safeguarding team in school. Alternatively you can make direct contact with the Local Authority via this link: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/report-concern-about-child
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is our Headteacher Nicky Lake.
Our Deputy DSL is Nina Dziedzic (Deputy Headteacher).
The School Governor with Safeguarding Responsibility is Alison Deane.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare or worried they are being abused please contact one of the safeguarding team in school. Alternatively you can make direct contact with the Local Authority: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/report-concern-about-child
The school is secure during the school day, so all visitors are asked to report to the main entrance. Please be mindful that for everybody’s safety, identification procedures will be carried out; a copy of which are displayed by the office for your information.
All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school. At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.