Safeguarding

Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board (BFSB)

Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board website provides a wide range of useful information and resources for children and adults who may experience or be at risk of experiencing abuse, their families and carers, as well as a dedicated area which provides access to a wide range of policy and practice guidance for professionals. The website provides a wide range of useful information and resources for children and adults who may experience or be at risk of experiencing abuse, their families and carers, as well as a dedicated area which provides access to a wide range of policy and practice guidance for professionals.

St. Joseph’s Safeguarding Policy Statement

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School fully recognises the responsibility it has under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We also have a responsibility with regard to the Prevent Duty statutory guidance.  All school policies and procedures comply with the statutory guidance on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child”, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021.

Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, staff at the school have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and referring them to Children’s Social Care. In relation to children, safeguarding and promoting their welfare is defined in as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding policy 2021/22
Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board (BFSB)
Child protection information for parents