Keeping Our Children Safe at Brookfield Primary School
At Brookfield Primary School we strive to provide a welcoming place for everyone in our school community. Our children's well-being, mental health and safety is our top priority.
Our designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) are Mrs Beck, Mrs Schofield and Miss Tyrrell. They attend specific training relating to their DSL roles. Our Safeguarding link Governor is Mr Andy Brickles whom supports the school in maintaining and keeping abreast of all safeguarding matters.
As soon as you are aware of a concern, please inform a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
If the concerns is about a DSL, please inform the Designated Safeguarding Governor.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility.
Brookfield Primary School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues. We follow procedures & guidance set out by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children’s Board (http://www.derbyshirescb.org.uk) and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our DSLs, with parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from, the Police or Children's Social Care, should the need arise. Please bring any concerns relating to the safety and well-being of any of our children to our DSLs. We believe by working closely together as staff and with our partner agencies we can provide a safe environment for our children.
Brookfield Primary School also safeguard our children by ensuring our selection and recruitment processes include all statutory checks on staff, governors and regular volunteers including enhanced DBS, (disclosure and barring service), checks.
All staff display a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of our pupils, by valuing and respecting their views and needs. All staff are trained at a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities and duties. Staff and governors receive annual safeguarding training to remind them of their responsibilities and duties, which helps our staff ensure safeguarding protocols are followed. Staff have access to relevant legislation and guidance in relation to working with and the protection of our pupils and are willing to work within our organisations procedures for safeguarding, demonstrating commitment to British Values, which is promoted whilst working with our pupils.
All staff are expected to share any concerns in regards to staff conduct around children with the DSLs. If there are concerns about the conduct of the Head or DSLs, then these should be shared with the Chair of Governors. Our staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document.
All staff are trained in basic first aid and a number of staff are trained specifically in paediatric first aid.