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Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all our staff, volunteers and visitors to share in this commitment.

All members of staff have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils at all times.

Who is responsible for Safeguarding? 

If we have a concern about a pupil or receive information that leads us to be concerned that a pupil has been harmed or is at risk of harm or their welfare is being compromised, we are required to act appropriately to ensure action can be taken to protect the pupil concerned.

The concern may be as a result of a disclosure from a pupil, a parent or a third-party or may arise due to behaviour that has caused us to become concerned. In all instances concerns are passed on to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

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

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at John Burns Primary School is:

Mr Brian Grogan – Headteacher

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mr. Ed Taylor-Graham - Deputy Headteacher

Mr. Richard Bowman - Assistant Headteacher 

Miss Gemma Shettle - Inclusion Leader

Nominated Safeguarding Governors: Mark Holliday and Gemma Mossop