The welfare and safety of pupils who attend our school is our paramount concern. We will promote the health, well-being and safety of the pupils in all we do.
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children’s mental or physical health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18. Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
Staff and Governors at Boughton Primary School are aware and acknowledge that safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere, and staff should be alert to possible concerns arising.
Through our curriculum we teach children to stay safe and happy. We encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and to share their worries, big or small with their trusted adult at home or school.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Mary James.
Our Designated Safeguarding Deputy is Mrs Jodie Hartwell.
In the event of either Mrs James or Mrs Hartwell being unavailable, our additional Designated Safeguarding Deputy is Mrs Jenny Malcolm.