OUR SCHOOLSafeguarding Statement
Buckland Primary School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children under Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and under the Children Act 2004 and the DfE guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2016.
This includes checking the suitability of all staff and volunteers; ensuring that we have effective procedures for identifying and managing all issues likely to cause significant harm to children; ensuring a safe environment in which our pupils can learn and development; enabling our pupils to acquire the relevant knowledge and information; and working with other agencies as appropriate.
Introducing our Safeguarding team – any concerns can be raised with our Designated Safeguarding Lead or any of our Deputies.
Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Pete De Leonardis
Deputy Head Teacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Welfare Officer and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Senco, Autism Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Home School Link Worker, Mental Health Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding at Buckland Primary School
At Buckland Primary school we believe that we all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.
Many people do not act because they’re worried about being wrong.
You don’t have to be absolutely certain; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone either at school or via your local council. You could be providing the missing piece of information that is needed to keep a child safe.
Child abuse. If you think it, report it.
Please click on the link for more information Tackle Child Abuse Campaign
At Buckland Primary School we are part of the Operation Encompass scheme in partnership with Surrey Police.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to secure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.
Buckland Primary School
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