Bounds Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People. All staff working are expected to share a commitment to this. Adults employed by the school, contractors or volunteers within the school will be expected to report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children and/or young people in accordance with agreed procedures.
If any conduct in relation to the safeguarding of children or young people gives cause for concern, then Child Protection procedures will be followed in accordance with the guidance and principles set out within our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Safeguarding is a term which relates to any action taken to promote the welfare of all children and protect them from harm. Government guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2016) states that this is ‘everyone’s responsibility’.
Child Protection (CP) means protecting Individual children from abuse, whether perpetrated by adults or other children, by known people or by strangers, in a family, institution or other setting.
We follow our legal duty outlined in the Children Act 2002 to ensure that we exercise our function to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that the welfare of children is considered in all decisions made.
The following key legislation/guidance informs everything we do in relation to keeping children safe:
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) statutory guidance
Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges (September 2019)
A range of policies that relate to safeguarding are available within this section providing you with information about our thorough approach and commitment at Bounds Green.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at our School is the Headteacher, Will Wawn.
Designated Child protection Officers at our School are Helen Chrysafi-Bartrip (Deputy Head) and Marcus Read (Assistant Head), who are both able to act up as Designated Safeguarding Lead in the Headteacher’s absence.
To monitor safeguarding at the school, we are using an online portal called MyConcern.
Please also see our Annual Report on Safeguarding Children 2019-20