At Bromham Church of England Primary School, we are fully committed to ensuring that our children’s safety is a priority at all times. All staff, volunteers and all outside agencies are subject to statutory vetting and DBS checks, and the school maintains an up-to-date and comprehensive Single Central Record. During the school day all adults and visitors must sign in at reception and wait to be given a visitors' sticker or a visitors’ badge. If you come into school, visitors must contact a member of staff; sign in at the office and collect a badge.
Our Designated Safeguarding Officers are: Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Miss Pinel; Deputy DSLs Ms Mohan and Ms Virk; Safeguarding Governor - Elaine Cooke
All 'Cause for Concerns' are highlighted with one of the above DSLs and recorded onto the CPOMs platform. DSLs will then follow protocols to ensure that all children are kept safe. All parents are informed of any decisions to refer and every decision is made with the children's best interests at heart. However, if the child is at risk then we will follow advice from Bedford Social Care.
Please see the Policy page for Whistleblowing Policy and for our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any Safeguarding concerns you have: 01234 822784
Our school is part of Operation Encompass.
This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse. Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident.
Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school. The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.
The DSL has also led training for all school staff and Governors about Operation Encompass, the prevalence of Domestic Abuse and the impact of this abuse on children. We have also discussed how we can support our children following the Operation Encompass notification. We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non-abusing adult at risk.
The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports. The DSL has used the Operation Encompass Toolkit to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school.
Not sure how to talk to someone in person at school?
If you want to share a concern, you can speak to any adult (Miss Pinel is the designated safeguarding lead). However, for both children or adults that are unsure how to say something out loud to a person we have a dedicated email address that you can write it down on.
Other support available: