Broughton Community Infant School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of all children. All employees and volunteers are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and safer recruitment procedures.
In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002, and 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' September 2016, we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Child Protection and an additional DSL, who are members of the Senior Leadership Team and have received appropriate training for this role. It is their responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.
Occasions do arise when our concern about a child requires us to consult other agencies. Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.
On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigate under s47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without parents' knowledge. This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk. To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime be lost.
The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Child's Board and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures or policy, please speak to the Headteacher. The Policy can be found under the 'Safeguarding Children' section below.
For additional information, please visit the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children's Board website: