At Eaton Bray Academy, the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors, parents, carers and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.
We listen to our children 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, neglect and mental health issues and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
There may be occasions, where we have to consult other agencies. Where possible our concerns are discussed with parent/carers first before any referrals are made, unless we believe that this action could be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If you have any concerns about any of the student’s safety, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team immediately by calling 01525220468 or contact The Central Bedfordshire HUB on 0300 300 8585.
In an emergency call 999.
Our Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Children are taught regularly about safeguarding topics through the curriculum. Topics are covered within PSHE as well as through specific lessons designed to focus on key areas. Issues are also addressed through assemblies.
All staff are trained regularly. Training includes whole school training, regular updates in staff meetings and staff newsletters and updates relevant to the local area.
Induction training is also provided for all staff and volunteers.
Sex and Relationships Education
Our Sex and Relationships Education Policy is currently under review in light of the recent government review. Parents will be consulted with about our new policy during the summer term of 2021.
Working With Others
As a school we work closely with other agencies to ensure the best support for all families in our school.