Boughton-under-Blean and Dunkirk Methodist School is a community and all members (staff, governors, parents, families and pupils) have an important role in making it a secure and safe place to learn.
We have a Child Protection Policy in place which is regularly reviewed and updated. At the heart of this policy is the belief that all members of the community have a responsibility to act on any concerns that they may have and that the safety of any child is always paramount. This can be viewed below.
It is a requirement that every school nominates a senior member of staff who have an additional responsibility for Child Protection. This member of staff, known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) has received detailed training in this area that they will adhere to when they deal with any child protection concern in a professional way.
The Designated Safeguarding lead is Mr Simon Way. The following members of the Senior Leadership Team are deputy designated safeguarding leads: Mrs Jo Cottenden, Miss Sam Holness and Miss Debbie Munro. Their work is supported and guided by our Family Liaison Officer who has also received DSL training. The nominated governor for safeguarding is Mr Michael Baybutt.
All staff undertake safeguarding training annually. As per statutory procedure, all employees complete Prevent training every 2 years. In addition, as part of their CPD, all classroom staff complete other relevant training relating to safeguarding and child protection at regular intervals throughout the year.
The table below outlines the main safeguarding certifications held by our safeguarding team.
Our Safeguarding policy outlines the procedures that are in place and followed by all members of our school community. The aim of this policy is to safeguard and promote our pupil’s welfare, safety and health by fostering a caring, honest and supportive climate and by providing clear guidance for dealing with safeguarding concerns. At the heart of this policy is that the pupil’s welfare is always considered paramount.
Please see links below to view our policies and guidance for parents/carers in relation to safeguarding issues.