At Budbrooke Primary School we endeavor to ensure that every child will achieve their full potential through celebrating success within a positive learning enviroment.
Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 157 for academies/free/independent schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay. The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.
Corinne Thomas, Lisa Hopkins, Ruth Fletcher, Sally Martin and Nichola Orton are trained Designated Safeguarding Leaders and should you have any concerns about any child, please contact them via the school office.
Please click on the link below to view the Community Academies Trust Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
Please see below for a copy of Appendix 1: Additional School Specific Safeguarding Information & Procedures.
If you have a safeguarding concern about a child or young person and want to speak to someone, contact the Warwickshire MASH on 01926 414144 and give as much information as you can.
The MASH Operating Times are: 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm on a Friday. Outside of office hours for an immediate concern about a child in danger dial 999 and contact the Emergency Duty Team on telephone number 01926 886922.
Warwickshire Safeguarding - https://www.safeguardingwarwickshire.co.uk/reportit
Our Safeguarding Governor is Liz Appleyard who can also be contacted via the school office.