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Safeguarding / Child Protection

We are a Safeguarding School which is committed to promoting the welfare of children.

View our Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Statement

At this school, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.

To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including DBS checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance with current legislation.

In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002, we have a Designated Person for Child Protection (Mrs Sarah Morgan) who is a member of the senior management team, and has received appropriate training for this role.  It is their responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.

There are occasions that our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies.  Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.

On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under s47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without parents’ knowledge.   This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk.  To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.

The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, 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, please speak to the Headteacher, Mrs Morgan or your child’s class teacher: our Policy can be found on the link above.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Sarah Morgan 01628 483031

Additional Designated Safeguarding Lead: Charlotte Briffa 

Nominated Governor: Sharon Simpkins

Chair of Governors: Sean Collins








Prevent

As part of Danesfield School's commitment to safeguarding and child protection, we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)

Prevent Lead: Charlotte Briffa


Prevent Duty Guidance.pdf

Contact Information

Contact: Karen Dimascio

Telephone: 01628 483031

Address: Henley Road, Medmenham, Marlow, Bucks SL7 2EW Location map

Email: office@danesfieldschool.co.uk


HeadTeacher

Mrs S Morgan

Chair of Governors

Mr S Collins

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