Safeguarding

At Deansbrook Junior School we strive to make sure all our students are safe in school, at home, on line and in the community.

Our staff are here to keep young people safe and secure and to promote their personal safety and wellbeing.

Our commitment to safeguarding encompasses ways which we ensure children and young people foster security, confidence and independence. The school has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its pupils. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the school will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services of its concern.

A clear policy on Safeguarding is available and is reviewed by staff and Governors on an annual basis. There are designated lead staff who monitor the effectiveness of the policy and, where necessary, liaise with the local authority when significant safeguarding concerns arise.

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one of the designated safeguarding leads as quickly as possible. You will find the names of these members of staff on the Academy’s Safeguarding Policy.

Disclosure & Barring Checks

Deansbrook Junior School meets statutory requirements in relation to Disclosure & Barring Service – all staff and volunteers who work with Deansbrook who meet the ‘regulated activity test’ (Freedoms Act 2012) are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.

Training

All staff and volunteers undertake relevant safeguarding training upon starting in the school and receive annual updates as appropriate.