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Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding Statement

 

Brookland Infant and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the policies section on our website.

 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

 

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

 

Worried or concerned about a young person or child?

If you are worried that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse or, you are worried that a child may be at risk of suffering harm you should contact our designated Safeguarding Lead or you can contact the Barnet MASH directly.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Brenda McCafferty, the Headteacher. Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Miss Amy Simpson, the Deputy Headteacher and Ms Alison Gross, the Inclusion Leader. The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mrs. Laura Pincus

 

The Barnet Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 0208 359 4066 or out of hours on 0208 359 2000, email mash@barnet.gov.uk 

 

Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

 

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc.

 

We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the headteacher to discuss how this can be best achieved.

 

 

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