Safeguarding 2018-11-07T13:55:03+00:00


In England, the law states that people who work with children have to keep them safe.

This safeguarding legislation is set out in The Children Act, (1989) and (2004). It also features in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (to which the UK is a signatory) and sets out the rights of children to be free from abuse. The Government also provides guidance in its document Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015).

At Barclay School, safeguarding means:

Protecting students from maltreatment

Preventing impairment of students’ health or development

Ensuring that students are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

Taking action to enable all students to have the best outcome

At Barclay, we take Safeguarding seriously because we know it can have a huge impact on learning. With this in mind, we have policies in place for safeguarding and child protection in order to:

Protect students from harm and abuse

Enable staff and volunteers to know what to do if they are worried

We believe everybody is responsible for safeguarding and we take great pride in this work

The schools latest Safeguarding policy can be found on the Policies page.

Designated Senior Person responsible for Child Protection is: Mrs Charlwood

Deputy Designated Senior Person is: Mr Fuller

Designated Senior Person is: Mrs Phillips

Designated Senior Person is: Mrs Buttress 

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