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Safeguarding

At Denham Village School the happiness, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take what they tell us seriously. Safeguarding pupils is the prime responsibility of every member of school staff.

 

To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment procedures includes checks on the suitability of staff and volunteers, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council and in line with current legislation.

 

Occasions do arise when our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. Whilst we always aim to work in partnership with parents, there may be exceptions to this when significant concerns are raised regarding the protection of a child. On very rare occasions Social Care, while undertaking an investigation under Section 47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to talk to a child without parents' knowledge. This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies. This course of action would only be considered where a child was at  immediate risk and/or gaining consent at this point may increase the level of risk to a child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.

All school staff receive regular safeguarding training. We also have three members of staff who have received enhanced training and who lead on safeguarding in the school:

 

Miss A Nawaz

Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Mrs A Chekhar

Teacher

 

Miss E Healy

Teacher

Please do not hesitate to contact  us to discuss any concerns you may have.

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Admissions Policy

British Values

Ofsted Report & Performance Data

PE & Sports Premium

School Policies

Pupil Premium

Special Educational

Needs

Equality Objective

Safeguarding

Curriculum

GDPR and Data Protection