Safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

At Brandesburton Primary School, we recognise that your child is our responsibility and concern. We want to work in partnership with you, and discuss with you, any concerns we, or you, may have.

It is a priority to inform and involve you at every stage in your child’s time at the school.

The ER Safeguarding Children Board has laid down the procedures we follow, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all.

If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to Mrs Ledingham, our Headteacher, Mrs Platten, our deputy Child Protection Co-ordinator, or Mr P White who is the Governor with responsibility for Child Protection.  Please find numbers below.

We have strong links to many agencies that can help parents in times of difficulty and welcome the opportunity to support our families.  All information is dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Since the first priority is your child’s welfare, there may be rare occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you.

‘There is a strong culture of keeping pupils safe. You have ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality. You work closely with other professionals and services to ensure that children and families receive timely and effective support.’  Ofsted 2017

School Designated Safeguarding Lead  / Child Protection Coordinator : Mrs J Ledingham brands.head@eastriding.gov.uk   01964 542472

Deputy Child Protection Coordinator : Mrs K Platten

Online Safety Coordinator : Mrs R Altoft

Chair of Governors Child Protection / Safeguarding Governor : Mr P White brands@eastriding.gov.uk

Early Help & Safeguarding  Hub (EHASH) Support & Advice : 01482-395500

Local ER Children Safeguarding Team : Beverley Team 01482-880066