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Safeguarding

Balgowan Primary 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 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

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 their family first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead is Mrs Veysey and our Deputies are Mr Hines and Miss Andrews.  Our Local Committee Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Spedding.

Response to the Prevent Duty

Prevent is one of the four elements of ‘CONTEST’ the government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to ‘prevent’ people becoming involved with extremist views.

The Prevent Strategy:

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views;
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support;
  • works with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.

The school takes the Prevent duty very seriously and works to support all our families. Further information can be found across a range of our policies and in particular in the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

If you think that a child or young person under the age of 18 years old, who lives in the borough, is being abused or neglected, contact the MASH Team using the contact details below. Outside of office hours and at weekends and public holidays contact the 'out of hours contact' service on 030 0303 8671. If you are seriously concerned about a child's immediate safety, dial 999.

Not all concerns raised about a child will automatically lead to a child protection investigation. Less serious concerns may lead to a more general assessment of need and the provision of services or the offer of advice and information.

Telephone: 020 8461 7373 / 7379 / 7026
Address: Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH
mash@bromley.gov.uk
Out of Hours Duty Service: 030 0303 8671

Bromley LADO (overall responsibility for safeguarding in the borough)

Tel: 020 8461 7775/020 8313 4325

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

PREVENTNSPCCNSPCC Online SafetyTo access a series of ‘Need to Know’ guides created by the NSPCC visit:

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