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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 Jenny Alleway (Assistant Headteacher); Rob Woods (SENCo); Zoe Shuttleworth (Maths Subject Leader) and Rachael Stewart (School Business Manager).  Jon Driscoll, Chair of Governors, 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

Behaviour Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Cyber Bullying Policy

Allegations of abuse made against teachers and other members of staff

Complaints Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Publicity and Photographing Children Policy

Equality Policy and Plan

Administering Medicines Policy

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





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