St. Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section on our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Kelly Wall (DSL) and Mrs Victoria Mowbray (DDSL). They are our Co-Headteachers. The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mrs Natalie Dean.
Photographs and Videos
Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. Some parents do not wish their child to be photographed or videoed. This must be respected. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc.
We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents and in newsletters. All parents have the right to withdraw permission for photographs of your child to be used for these purposes and you may do this through the e safety permission form or by contacting the school office.