Raddlebarn Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils.Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance.

Safeguarding is:

  • Protecting children (everyone under the age of 18) from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, action should be taken to protect that child. Action should also be taken to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.

DFE Guidance – Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014

We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works at or volunteers in the school. Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising all applications, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking interviews and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

We have a team of trained designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of any child in the school please speak to:

Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mrs Lowry, Headteacher
  • Mrs Lisa Naughton, Deputy Headteacher
  • Miss Clare Huxley, (Acting) Assistant Headteacher
  • Mrs Clements, Inclusion Leader

Funshine DSL:

  • Mrs Emma Young, Funshine Manager
  • Mrs Tracey Richards, Funshine Deputy Manager