Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
Please see the pictures below which introduce the safeguarding team at Barnes:
Safeguarding is our highest priority. The safety and well-being of our children are paramount to us as a team and our children are respected and valued. We hope to teach them effective lifelong skills to keep themselves safe and to understand their rights as children. Safeguarding children in our current climate encompasses many areas: child protection, online safety, the security of our school as a site, health and safety, behaviour, our anti-bullying policy, radicalisation, racism and discrimination, peer on peer abuse and contextual safeguarding amongst others. Please read the Safeguarding policy below for a more in-depth understanding of our responsibilities to the children. We have also, with the Pupil Council, created a Child Friendly version which all children in the school have read and can refer to.
Concerns about safeguarding come to us from a variety of sources: the public, our staff, parents or other professionals. Children are also encouraged to self-refer through our Worry Box if they have concerns.
All of our staff complete safeguarding training each year. We provide regular updates and reminders to make sure that all of this understanding meets the current guidelines. We ensure that everyone who works at our school (e.g cleaners, school meal providers, Fit for Sport and supply teachers) have undergone DBS and police checks and are legally entitled to work in the UK. Any adult working directly with children will receive appropriate safeguarding training.
Keeping Children Safe in Education is the key information from the government around safeguarding and all of our staff read this and its updates at the beginning of each school year.
Our safeguarding team has close links with the other agencies and professionals in the borough. We refer any serious concerns to the Single Point of Access at Richmond Children’s Services. This is the first point of contact for any worry about a child and can be contacted by anyone: schools, parents, neighbours, relatives. They can be called on 020 8547 5008 from 8am to 5.15pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Friday. Out of hours please phone 020 8770 5000. If you think a child is in immediate danger please call 999.
In addition to this we work with a range of support services that we can access if the need arises. These include the Emotional Health Service, Family Support, the School Nursing service, Cruse and CAMHS.
If you have a safeguarding concern about a child you can contact any member of staff and they will refer on to our Safeguarding Team. We would always prefer that you let us know if you are worried, even if you think it may be nothing.
If you have a general worry or question about your child and their emotional well-being please contact our Wellbeing Mentor, Polly Kelynack on her direct email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Name and position||Contact|
|Designated Safeguarding Leads|
· Sue Jepson (overall lead officer)
· Jade Huxley
· Anna Freeland
· Pollyanna Kelynack
|Designated governors for safeguarding|
· Nigel Standing
· Elizabeth Baggalay
· James O’Donnell
· Pollyanna Kelynack
First Aid trained staff
|Surname||First Name||Qualification||Expiry Date|
|BEARD (FT)||Ray||Forest School Paediatric||19-Jun-20|
|BAHLOULI (PT)||Bida||Emergency Paediatric||10-Nov-19|
|LEHMAN (PT)||Jasmine||Emergency Paediatric||10-Nov-19|
Useful safeguarding links
DOMESTIC ABUSE AND COVID-19 information for those who are experiencing domestic abuse
You can contact us to request support, or to report a concern about a child or young person: 020 8547 5008
020 8943 8188
Provides practical, emotional and advocacy support to male and female victims of domestic abuse. They offer expert guidance and support for victims going through civil and criminal courts and can provide advice on safety, housing, benefits and child contact arrangements.
Recent staff training
Recent staff training
|Professional training||Staff member|
|Child protection||· All staff including FFS & Caterlink (September 2019)|
· All staff including FFS & Caterlink (September 2019)
|Child protection||· Level 2 – Sue Jepson|
· Level 3 – Sue Jepson (November 2019)
|First Aid||· All staff (September 2019)|
· All staff (September 2018)
. All staff (September 2017)
|Safer Recruitment||· Sue Jepson (February 2017)|
· Antonia Lord (February 2017)
· Nigel Standing (February 2017)
|Safeguarding||. Level 1, 2 & 3 – Jade Huxley (December 2019)|
. Level 1, 2 & 3 – Polly Kelynack (June 2018)
. Level 1, 2 & 3 – Anna Freeland (June 2018)