Bishop Chavasse CE Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of all children in our care. Working together with a variety of agencies, we ensure the appropriate arrangements are in place to assess, identify needs and support our children and families.
The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Fenton
Our Deputy DSL's are Mrs Strand, Miss Decker and Mrs Abdullah.
The school's Safeguarding Governors are Mr A Horner and Ms Zoe Loveridge.
Our most recent Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and our Online Safety policy can be found in the ‘policy’ section of our website and has been updated in line with the changes to KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) 2021.
During school hours, in term time, should you have any concerns about the health, well-being or safety of any child attending our school, please do not hesitate to contact any of the aforementioned staff on 01732 676040 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), marked ‘DSL Confidential’. This email address should only be used for confidential safeguarding matters and is regularly monitored by our DSL team.
Following the periods of National Lockdown and where remote learning may be taking place, children are more likely to access online resources and websites. It is essential that children are kept safe, understand how to behave online and know what to do if they find themselves in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable.
The following links will take you to websites designed to give guidance to help parents to keep children safe online at home.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leaders
The DSL and DDSLs can also provide additional and specific support, advice and/or signposting in relation to online safety concerns including allegations of cyber-bullying.
The pupils at our school know who our DSLs are using the posters that you can see all around the school and in every classroom. Children know that if they are unhappy about something they can talk to any member of staff, but these are the people that oversee the safeguarding:
"If you are feeling sad about something at school or at home, you can tell a teacher and they will help you." - James
"We have got four safeguarding leaders in our school and they look after us." - Ruvaan
"We know that adults in our school are safe to talk to because they have a school lanyard." - Sophia
"If we see something dangerous then we know who we should go and talk to." - Sydney
"At school we like to help each other and the teachers help us." - Isabelle