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Buxted Church of England Primary School


Safeguarding our children in school

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding means the actions we take and the systems we have in place at Buxted CE Primary to promote the welfare of our children and to protect them from harm. We ensure that safeguarding permeates all aspects of our school life. There can be no issue of greater importance to our staff, governors and parents and carers, than the safety of our children.

 We ensure that the following underpins everything we do:

  • Protect our children and learners from maltreatment,
  • Prevent impairment of our children’s and learners’ health or development,
  • Ensure that our children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care,
  • Undertake a role so as to enable those children and learners to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully. 

We are committed to the safeguarding of all of our children here at Buxted Church of England Primary School. We will provide an environment in which children feel safe, secure and respected. Children will know how to approach adults if they are in difficulties, believing they will be effectively listened to. It is our duty to monitor welfare and refer safeguarding concerns to ensure that all children protected from harm. 


Who do I contact if I have a Safeguarding concern about a child at Buxted CE Primary?

Designated Member of Staff for Safeguarding: Mrs Karen Head  (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Member of Staff for Safeguarding: Mrs Kaz Hart  (Deputy Headteacher) or Mrs Sarah Reeves (SENCo)


Who else can I contact?

 If you think a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.

If you think a child is being abused or neglected please contact the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub). You can contact the MASH during office hours on the details below:

Tel: 01323 464222

Email: 0-19.SPOA@eastsussex.gov.uk


What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. 


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