The staff at Braintcroft E-Act Primary Academy value the safety of our pupils. We hold regular training sessions to ensure the whole staff are aware of the latest government initiatives.
We are very pro-active in our approach, and hope this information will help you keep your children safe too. Our goal is to work in partnership with you to keep pupils safe.
If you have any questions please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – Claudia Mills.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Why is child protection important?
All children have a right to protection against abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence and many organisations have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. A successful approach requires multi-agency collaboration and a recognition of child well-being at the heart of what we do.
What is the difference between child protection and safeguarding?
Safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, is a broader term than child protection. It encompasses protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, and ensures children grow up in safe circumstances.
Child protection is part of this definition and refers to activities undertaken to prevent children suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.
Child Protection and Safeguarding are a priority to everyone at Braintcroft E-ACT Primary Academy.
- If it is felt that any child is at risk in any way the Designated Person and Deputy Designated Person will take the necessary action.
- In the reception area and around the academy there are posters which show photographs of members of staff who are Designated Persons as well as our E-Act System Leader for London & Buckinghamshire, Sue Challen who is responsible for Safeguarding and Attendance.
If you have any worries or concerns that a child is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed, or if you receive a disclosure, please contact:
- Ms S White (Headteacher and DSL)
- Miss C Mills (Assistant Headteacher, SENCO and Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Any other adult within the academy who will report your concern.
All Designated persons have up to date training and it is their duty to take necessary action depending upon the information shared with them.
At Braintcroft E-ACT Primary Academy our first priority is always the child and their welfare is paramount to us.
On rare occasions when a child is at risk it may be necessary to consult with other agencies prior to contacting parents.
The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Brent Safeguarding Children’s Board. All members of staff have had at least Level 1 Safeguarding training and have regular training on safeguarding throughout the year.
Staff are required to read and sign all necessary policies related to safeguarding.
Please feel reassured that confidentiality at all times is imperative. Any information shared will be treated sensitively and with confidentiality.
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