Safeguarding is defined as the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment.
- Preventing harm to children’s health or development.
- Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
At Heaton Park Primary School Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, relating to a child or children at Heaton Park Primary School, the Safeguarding Designated Lead is:
Mr Paul Lord, Head Teacher
In case of absence, the next person/s to contact regarding safeguarding is:
Mrs June Kirkwood – Assistant Head Teacher and DSL
Mr Paul Ridley – Assistant Head Teacher and DSL
Mrs Kate Heys – DSL
Miss Kate Hughes – DSL
The teacher responsible for Looked-After Children is:
Mrs June Kirkwood and Mr Paul Ridley – DSL trained
Our school Pastoral Lead and Wellbeing Manager is:
Mrs Emma Read- DSL trained
The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is:
Mrs Helen McKee
The health, safety and well-being of all the children at Heaton Park Primary School are of paramount importance to all the adults who work in our school.
Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. In our school we respect our children. The atmosphere within our school is one that encourages all children to aim high, achieve and be their best. We provide opportunities that enable our children to take and make decisions for themselves. We work to create a culture of security to enable them to feel valued, listened to and to know that their wishes and feelings are heard and respected.
We recognise that abuse and neglect can result in underachievement. We strive to ensure that all our children make good educational progress.
Teaching personal, social and health education and citizenship, as part of the National Curriculum helps to develop appropriate attitudes in our children, and makes them aware of the impact of their decisions on others. We also teach them how to recognise different risks in different situations, and how to behave in response to them.
Our school policies have been developed to ensure the school fulfils the principles, requirements and any statutory duties established by:
- Education Act 2002
- Children Act 2004
- Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007
- Working together to safeguard children 2018
- Safer Working Guidance DfE 2014
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020
- The Prevent Duty Advice June 2015
- Revised guidance on “Children missing in Education”.
- The school will also follow the procedures set out by Bury Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB).
Please click on the following links:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023
- COVID 19 Safeguarding Addendum
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018