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Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding Means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment and taking action to enable all children to get the best outcomes.
  • Preventing impairment of children's mental and physical health or development.
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

Broomwood Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of all its learners, staff and visitors. Safeguarding is a priority with arrangements in place to ensure learners feel, and are safe on school premises and during off-site activities.

The learner experience and individual achievement are paramount and safeguarding initiatives are developed to impact positively upon this. The school ensures that safeguarding legislation and guidance are adhered to and taken into account when developing and revisiting policies, procedures and associated arrangements.

The school provides a safe physical environment for its learners and staff, ensuring that the premises are of a good standard. Health and Safety arrangements are in place to ensure adherence to current legislation and guidance. We adhere to: Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working Together to Safeguard Children, What to do if you're worried a child is being abused, Information Sharing for Practitioners and The Prevent Duty.

Anyone who applies for a position at Broomwood Primary will be subject to recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the school’s commitment to the safeguarding of its learners and staff. The procedures include questioning at the interview stage, verification of appropriate qualification, acquiring references, necessary safety checks and then on-going monitoring procedures.

Child Protection Means:

  • The activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer signifiant harm, or about whom there are those concerns.

Trafford Children's First Response

Children's First Response is Trafford’s single point of contact for all professionals and members of the public to report concerns, request advice and share information about a child and/or family. If the child is at immediate risk of harm call the Police on 999. If you are a member of the public who has a concern about a child, and they are not at immediate risk of harm, you should call Trafford Children's First Response on 0161 912 5125 during office hours (Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:30) or 0161 912 2020 out of hours (Emergency Duty Team).

At Broomwood Primary all staff  members have a responsibility to safeguard children as we understand that 'it could happen here'. We do however have a core team of staff that overview and manage concerns within school.

The Safeguarding Team

Members of the safeguarding team carry out the following:

  • Create a culture of safeguarding
  • Raise awareness of child protection and safeguarding issues
  • Respond to concerns
  • Make referrals and understand the referral process
  • Work with other professionals and organisations
  • Record and hold information

 Dr Owen Headteacher
Safeguarding Lvl 4

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs McCarthy
Deputy Head - Safeguarding Lvl 4

Deputy Designated

Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Cunliffe SENDCO
Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Ford
Safeguarding Officer
Lvl 4

Carl Bridge
Assistant Headteacher
and Safeguarding Officer

Donna Vipond
Link Safeguarding Governor