At Butlers Court Combined School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Buckinghamshire Area Safeguarding Team and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviours of a member of staff (which could suggest that they are unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this directly to the Headteacher (or Chair of Governors Mrs A O’Dornan, o’firstname.lastname@example.org, if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.
The Child Protection Policy is available on the school website
If you require any further information please contact Mr S Butler – Headteacher via the school office.
If a child is in immediate danger call 999 or report a crime on 101.
For urgent safeguarding concerns the quickest way to let the First Response team know is by calling them on:
01296 383 962 between 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm Friday.
0800 999 7677 before 9am, after 5:30pm (5pm on a Friday) or at weekends (Emergency Duty Team).
If you have a safeguarding concern that is not urgent, use the online form.
If you are a member of the public you have the option not to give your details.