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Northbourne CE (A) Primary School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We undertake rigorous checks on all staff and volunteers who work in our school and maintain a central record documenting these. Staff involved in recruitment and selection of employees are trained in safer recruitment, and all of our staff and volunteers undertake in-house Child Protection training.

Paul Shaughnessy, Headteacher, is our Designated Safeguarding Officer and should be the first point of contact for any concerns around safeguarding and child protection. Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Lyn Hill and Jenny Alleway (Assistant Headteachers); Rob Woods (SENCo); Zoe Shuttleworth (Maths Subject Leader) and Rachael Stewart (School Business Manager).  All are available in school, by phone on (01235) 817744, or with an email labelled for their attention to [email protected]  Kate Woods is our named governor with responsibility for safeguarding.

As part of our role to safeguard pupils, please be aware that, like all schools, we have a duty to share information with other agencies where there are any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child.

Our safeguarding policies are available from the links below, or in paper form through our school office, and give more information on this important aspect of our work.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2018

Behaviour Policy 2018

Anti Bullying Policy 2018

Anti Bullying Policy: Cyberbullying Appendix

Managing Allegations against Staff and Volunteers Policy 2018

Complaints Policy 2018

Health and Safety Policy 2018

Publicity and Photographing Children Policy 2018

Equality Policy and Plan 2018

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions 2018

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare out of school, please speak to Mr. Shaughnessy, one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads or contact the Oxfordshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 050 7666.

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