Please see our policies below on Safeguarding. If you have any questions or queries please not hesitate to contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Ms Niamh Dolan (Deputy Head), who is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The Deputy Designated Leads are Mr Ryan Lloyd and Miss Marie Joyce. These Officers have undertaken the relevant training, and, upon appointment will undertake ‘DSL new to role’ training followed by bi-annual updates.
At BGN School we are committed safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students and to upholding fundamental British values. We expect all our employees and associates to share this commitment.
In the interest of safeguarding children, there may be occasions when the school has to consult other agencies without a parent’s prior knowledge. The school’s first concern is the child’s welfare and the school has a duty to act to protect the child at all times. We follow the procedures laid down by the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board. A copy of the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board inter-agency procedures is available in school.
IN THE INTERESTS OF SAFEGUARDING FOR ALL OF OUR CHILDREN, ALL VISITORS, INCLUDING PARENTS AND GUARDIANS MUST REPORT TO RECEPTION.
In line with the DFES regulations and guidelines [‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)’ and ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’], we undertake a rigorous assessment of all staff, whether they are permanent, temporary, casual, voluntary, centrally employed [OCC], school-based supply or agency-based supply, and maintain a single central record documenting the checks carried out. These checks include identity, asylum and immigration, professional references, qualifications, Teacher status and barred list checks, Disclosure and Barring Service [DBS] Enhanced Checks, overseas police checks and a confidential health questionnaire.
Staff directly responsible for recruitment and selection of employees have undertaken approved Safer Recruitment Training which is renewed every 5 years and all staff undertake in-house Child Protection Training.
Updated July 2016